Doryopteris cordata - Antenna Fern
Hands down our new favorite fern. We love plants with multiple leaf shapes, and this fern has one of the most drastic displays of dimorphism. The infertile fronds (or leaves that don't produce spores) grow low to the ground, forming a mat of cloud-shaped, slightly fuzzy greenery. As the plant matures, it grows highly segmented, fertile fronds that tower over the rest of the plant, looking like moth antennae.
• Light: Medium to bright indirect light. Protect from direct sun.
• Water: Water when the top 1" of soil feels barely moist. Don't let dry out.
• Considerations: These ferns are great for terrariums, because they love to stay moist.
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Doryopteris cordata that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4.5" nursery pot. These plants are just starting to mature, so your plant may or may not have "antenna" fronds upon arrival. But given proper care, the plant will explode with growth. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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Beautiful, healthy fern!
Such a cute fern! I let it go a little too long between waterings and the leaves dried up, but they are coming back to life over time. I am confident that it will make a good recovery as long as I don’t let it dry out again! Would recommend if you are an attentive waterer. :)
Doryopeteris Cordata (Antenna Fern)
My Fern arrived safe and sound and was packaged well. I am unfamiliar with this kind of fern, so I will watch and care for it to the best of my ability. It seems happy in it’s new home in my bathroom. I look forward to watching it grow and thrive.
These plants arrived in good condition and very well packaged. I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you!