House Plant

Heart Leaf Fern (aka Hemionitus arifolia)

  • Location:

    I am native to Southeast Asia.
  • Looks:

    I have dark green heart-shaped fronds, about 2-3 inches long and borne on black stems. My foliage is thick, leathery and slightly waxy.
  • Height:

    My beautiful stems can reach a height of 6-8" high.
  • Environment:

    I thrive in indirect bright light, high humidity and warm temperatures. Increase humidity by keeping a gravel drainage tray under me.
  • Flowers:

    My foliage is the star attraction.
  • Grooming:

    I am considered fairly low maintenance.
  • Life Span:

    I can thrive in the right conditions.
  • Feeding:

    Keep me moist but not sitting in water. Ideally let tap water sit overnight to let the harsh chemicals evaporate.
  • Fact:

    I am being studied for my beneficial effects in the treatment of diabetes.
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