Doryopteris pedata - Digit Fern
Doryopteris pedata is an unusual mounding fern with highly furcated fertile fronds. Like its more obviously dimorphic relative the Antenna Fern, Doryopteris pedata has two visually different leaf shapes. The sterile fronds look vaguely like maple leaves, and the fertile fronds have many splits, reminiscient of fingers. These "fingers" give the plant its common name--the Digit Fern.
• 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 pedata 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 "digit" 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.
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