Crispy wavy fern – a delicate and exciting flower for the home

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Delicate, exciting, and perfect for the home – meet the crispy wavy fern! This flower is a great addition to any room and brings with it a touch of excitement. Its delicate leaves are perfect for adding a splash of color to any space, and its unique shape makes it stand out from other plants. If you’re looking for a new plant to add to your home, be sure to consider the crispy wavy fern!

Features of the crispy wave fern

Features of the crispy wave fern
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This plant belongs to the tropical species and is one of the most popular plants for the home. The wavy crispy fern is very effective in purifying the air in the home, making it healthier. Therefore, it is important to buy such a plant if there are small children or people allergic to dust in the house. In the wild, the plant grows in Southeast Asia, where it grows directly on trees. It has other names: tropical delight, bird’s nest paportnik, tree paportnik.

Its delicate leaves that add a splash of color to any space, as well as its unique shape that makes it stand out from other plants, make the paportnik ideal for the home or office. Its leaves are a rich lettuce or dark green color, and its wavy outline draws the eye.


The fern grows best in bright indirect light, but can tolerate direct sun as long as it is not too harsh. If the sunlight is too strong, the leaves of the fern will become even crispier and eventually break. In the wild, this plant grows in trees or under trunks, but either way it is covered by tree crowns, so the fern likes penumbra. You can put the plant on the windowsill of a northern window, or put it on a southern or eastern window, but with the condition that there will be a sheet of filtered glass on the glass.


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The crisp wavy fern is a delicate and interesting flower for the home, but it is very finicky in terms of watering. The plant belongs to the epiphytic species, so it does not tolerate a lot of water. It is better not to pour water than to overwater, otherwise root rot will occur immediately. Water should not be allowed to stand in the soil. Between waterings, the top layer of soil should always be dry. Do not water the fern in the center, as it will make it harder for the water to escape. Be sure to choose a pot with drainage so that excess water can escape from it. You should always drain the water from the tray.


The soil for crispy wave fern should be light and airy. A mixture of equal parts peat, coarse sand and coniferous soil will do. You can also use special epiphytic soil. The main thing is that it should not be too dense, as the plant does not tolerate a lot of moisture and increased aeration of the roots is very important to it. In the wild, the fern does not grow in hard and dense soil, so it will not be able to grow in such and at home. It is very important to choose the right mixture, otherwise the plant will not be able to develop.


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Crisp ferns like high humidity. If possible, the plant should be sprayed regularly with soft water. It is best to do this in the morning so that the leaves have time to dry out by evening. The air in the room where the fern is located should not be too dry, as this will have a negative effect on its crispy leaves. It’s important to keep the humidity from 60 to 90%, which can be helped by an automatic humidifier or a tray with pebbles. This kind of fern can be grown in a terrarium, where high humidity is not a problem. If you grow it on a windowsill, you can buy not just one specimen, but three or more. When the plants are grown in groups, the humidity increases naturally.


The wavy fern likes heat, so the temperature in the room where it is located should not be lower than +18 degrees. The plant does not tolerate drafts and sudden changes in temperature, so it should be kept away from windows and doors. If possible, in winter the fern should be moved to a warmer room.


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During the growing season, the plant should be fertilized once a month with a universal fertilizer at a rate of 24-8-16. Be sure to dilute the fertilizer by half so as not to over-saturate the soil. The fern rests from November to February, so there is no need to fertilize.

How fast does crispy wave fern grow?

The plant grows fast, about 2 2 feet per year and it can grow to 6 6 feet tall and 4 4 feet wide.

What pests and diseases is the crispy wave fern susceptible to?

What pests and diseases is the crispy wave fern susceptible to?
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The plant is not susceptible to any pests, but among the diseases can be root rot and powdery mildew. Root rot occurs in case of overwatering, and powdery mildew in consequence of poor air circulation.

Where should I place my fern?

The fern prefers shady, moist places with indirect light. It can tolerate some sun, but too much sun will lead to leaf scorch. The plant also needs good air circulation to prevent powdery mildew.

What does crispy wave fern smell like?

The plant has no smell.

Is crispy wave fern toxic?

Is crispy wave fern toxic?
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No, the plant is not toxic.

How do I spread a crispy wave fern?

Crispy wave ferns are lovely, delicate flowers that make a great addition to any home. They’re easy to care for and can be propagated easily. To propagate a crispy wave fern, simply take a cutting from an existing plant and pot it up in moist soil. Keep the soil moist and provide bright, indirect light

Nicolas Wayne

Gardening and lawn care enthusiast

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