Hemionitis arifolia - Heart Fern
This delicate fern is beloved by houseplant collectors for its perfectly heart-shaped leaves. Deep green and shiny, the 2-4" leaves grow on short fuzzy stems. The dwarf growth habit of the Heart Fern makes it a perfect choice for small spaces. What's more, since the it loves water, this fern is ideal for containers with or without drainage, and can happily be planted in an enclosed terrarium.
• Light: Medium to bright indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1" of soil feels barely moist
• Considerations: Heart Ferns are great for terrariums, because they love to stay moist. Take care not to let the plant dry out!
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Hemionitis arifolia that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 4" or 6" nursery pot – Case Study Planter sold separately. 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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My Heart Fern arrived in good time and was in good condition, although with a few stems broken. It has recovered from its trip and is doing well so far. I think it is a lovely little plant and I look forward to seeing it thrive. Thank you Pistils Nursery for your excellent service.
Here is my little heart fern, along with the rest of my recent order -- Norfolk Island pine, Christmas cactus, and lemon-lime philodendron. Everything looks great. The fern is my first plant that wants to be wet all the time, so I'll keep it on my dining table where I can keep an eye on it. Side note: the plant has one really long stem with a single leaf at the end, and when I pull down on it and let go it does a kind of ga-boing, ga-boing, ga-boing thing. So that's fun.