- Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus' - Crocodile fern
Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus' - Crocodile fern
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Microsorum musifolium is an epiphyte and part of the Polypodiaceae family, it is a cultivar derived from a naturally-occurring whole-plant mutation. Fronds are light green, strap-shaped and are fairly waxy, it's the bulges in between primary and secondary veins that give fronds a reptilian look.
Foliage: Approximately 25cm from base of pot.
This plant is also available in other sizes.
How do you take care of a Crocodile fern?
Take care of a Crocodile fern by keeping it in a room with a temperature of between 18-23°C. These plants grow best in bright indirect light with some shade. ‘Crocodyllus’ thrives in high humidity conditions; this can be achieved by misting, using a humidifier and grouping plants together.
The plant requires moist but porous and well-drained substrates; suitable potting mixes include sphagnum moss, pine bark, coco coir compost and coarse sand. During spring and summer, water so the potting mix is moist and then reduce watering in winter. Feed Microsorum musifolium bi-weekly during the growing season with fertiliser.
How do you propagate a Crocodile fern?
Propagate a Crocodile fern by dividing the plant’s offsets and repotting them into an organically rich potting soil. It’s important to keep the cuttings humid for the first few weeks in order for the plants to properly root.
Is Crocodile fern toxic to cats?
Crocodile fern is not toxic to cats, nor is it toxic to other pets or humans. With this in mind, however, it’s still good practice to keep this plant away from any thing that might decide to take a bite out of curiosity.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.