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Tassel Fern Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: No
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 28 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Tassel Fern Houseplant
Plant Features

The Tassel Fern, scientifically known as Polystichum polyblepharum, is a beautiful and elegant fern species known for its shiny, dark green foliage and unique tassel-like new growth. This perennial fern is appreciated for its lush, arching fronds which uncurl in a tassel-like fashion as they grow, giving the plant its common name. The Tassel Fern adds a touch of woodland charm to any space and is a popular choice for shaded garden areas and indoor plant collections.

Caring for a Tassel Fern involves several important considerations. Browning or drying fronds can indicate underwatering or exposure to too much direct sunlight. Yellowing fronds might suggest overwatering or poor drainage. While the Tassel Fern can tolerate a range of light conditions, it thrives in bright, indirect light or partial shade. Direct sunlight, especially in hot climates, can scorch the fronds. This fern prefers well-draining soil and consistent moisture but should not be left in standing water. It's also important to check for pests such as aphids or spider mites.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level Medium (mist every 2-3 days)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 1-2 feet
Mature Spread 1-2 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly No