Name and Care Tips for my Houseplant? Kangaroo Paw Fern

Can you tell me the name of this plant? It is from my workplace and I am going to repot it. I would like to know how to properly care for it. It rarely flowers.



Your plant looks like a Kangaroo Paw Fern, Microsorum diversifolium. Kangaroo Paw ferns have firm, leathery fronds that are oddly shaped and vary in size; they are an example of rhizomatous ferns. The Kangaroo Paw fern grows to be about a foot tall but can spread out to 2-3 feet in width.  This is a very different looking fern and looks great in a hanging basket. are and

Here are some care tips for growing a Kangaroo Paw fern. Light: Bright indirect light. If placed outside, keep in the shade. Water: Water when the top 50% of the soil has dried out. Water well enough so that it comes out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Never allow the plant to sit in water. Fertilizer: Feed monthly in the spring and summer with a balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never feed in the fall and winter. Too much fertilizer causes brown leaf tips.

You can read all my care tips for a kangaroo Paw fern in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.