July 14, 2020

 

Kimberly Queen Ferns are daring and bold. The Kimberly Queen Fern is also known as sword fernbecause of its leaves that stand straight and narrow. This low maintenance beauty grows well in the ground as well as in containers.  It originated in Australia, however this fern can grow indoors fairly easy.  These beautiful ferns are fast growing in both sunny and shady locations. The Kimberly Queen is also an air purifying plant that reduces indoor air pollution as well as toxins in your home.

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Care Tips:

If you plan on growing your Kimberly Queen fern indoors, it needs to receive medium light and humidity throughout the day. To increase the moisture in the air you can group your other houseplants with the Kimberly fern as well as adding a small humidifier nearby. If you see the fern starting to turn brown this means the humidity is too low. In terms of temperature, it does not do well in chilly environments. What is great is that this fern does not require much fertilizer, and you can fertilize it 1-2 times a year. However, if you are interested in having your Kimberly fern grow quicker, feeding it more frequently will help. Regarding watering your plant, wait until a couple of inches of the soil is dry before watering. If the leaves turn pale green it means the fern is thirsty, and if it becomes crispy or brown it is being over watered.

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Fun Facts:

  • The Kimberly Queen fern thrives in homes or office spaces.
  • Locations with warmer climates are best fit for this fern.
  • If properly taken care of, the fern can live up to 20 years.
  • It grows just as well in the shade as it does in the sun.
  • The Kimberly Queen fern can grow up to 3 feet tall and wide.

 

 

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Written by: Michele Tornheim

 

 


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