- Soft, Fluffy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 5 Feet
- Pet Safe
Cotton Candy Fern is sought after for its soft and fluffy chartreuse foliage that has air-purifying qualities. Cotton Candy Fern or Nephrolepis exaltata, also goes by common names including Fluffy Ruffle Fern, Suzy Wong Fern and Sword Fern. Cotton Candy is fairly easy to grow and an attractive houseplant.
Best Locations For Growing Cotton Candy Fern
Cotton Candy Fern is happy anywhere with filtered light and moderate humidity. Its delicate cascading fronds work well in a hanging basket. Cotton Candy Fern likes warm, humid climates, being native to Central and South America, and lives happily in bathrooms. They make great container plants outdoors in partial sun. Cotton Candy Fern is not toxic to pets or humans.
Cotton Candy Fern Sunlight Requirements
Cotton Candy Fern prefers part sun or bright indirect light. Rotate Cotton Candy Fern once a week for even growth.
Cotton Candy Fern Care
Cotton Candy Ferns are moderately easy to care for. The main concern with ferns is keeping a regular watering schedule for their heavier moisture needs. It is important to keep your fern moist but not soggy. Cotton Candy prefers well-drained soil and can be repotted to encourage growth when their roots have outgrown the current pot.
Watering Cotton Candy Fern
Cotton Candy Ferns prefer warm, humid climates. Water every other day, keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Boost humidity levels with humidifiers or regular misting. Do not water from above the foliage; water at soil level to directly reach the root zone. Cotton Candy Fern is sensitive to watering regimens: do not- over or under-water.
Feeding Cotton Candy Fern
Feed Cotton Candy Fern with liquid, all-purpose fertilizer twice a month.
Cotton Candy Fern Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Low|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 5 feet|
|Mature Spread: 12-18 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Green|
|Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: High (80%+)|
|Common Name: Cotton Candy Fern|
|Other Name(s): Fluffy Ruffle Fern, Suzi Wong Fern|
|Scientific Name: Nephrolepis exaltata|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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