Doryopteris cordata (Antenna Fern) baby
Doryopteris cordata or Antenna fern will surprise you as it grows. You will think that somebody accidentally put two different plants in one pot. When young it has low growing leaves that remind clover a bit, however in time it starts shooting very distinct and much more fern-like leaves (hence the name!). Super fun and quirky it's quite easy maintenance, so you'll be able to see it mature from a little baby to a fully grown weird, but beautiful plant.
Your plant comes in a 5.5 cm nursery pot and is approx 10 cm tall.
Light: Low. Never expose it to direct sunlight, it needs indirect diffused light, and is easily burnt. Again, this is not a free pass card to put it in your darkest corner, but you can definitely save that window spot for someone else!
Min light - 50 FC, Good Growth - 100-200 FC
Water: High. It loves moist, but well drained soil, so aim for watering once the top layer of soil is dry, and poke its surface with a chopstick before watering! As it's quite delicate, its roots are more prone to rotting, than other plants.
It loves high humidity, so you're all set if you grow it in a terrarium, but if not - consider investing in a humidifier, or putting your baby on a pebble tray with water!
Pets: Non-toxic to cats and dogs.
See instructions on how to measure your light and properly water your plants in our FAQs Plant Care section!