The name fish tail fern was given because the leaves or fronds are crested or forked resembling the tail of a fish. Fish tail fern variety’s fronds or leaves can grow up to 36” long and are light green. Just like any other fern, the fish tail fern is not difficult to grow.
The fish-tail fern are shade-loving plants and too much exposure to full sunlight damages the leaves causing scorching or sun scalding. These ferns need average but regular watering. To ensure healthy growth, fertilization is necessary and at least once in 45 days.
Fish tail ferns is an excellent choice for large hanging baskets or in a big pot and it also creates an interesting texture in a big landscape or in between a color bed and as it has a long vase life this plant make it a high potential for cut foliage and can provide an addition livelihood opportunities for its growers.
Light: bright, indirect light, but no direct sun
Water: Always keep the soil moist but never soggy. Be sure there are drip holes in the bottom of the pot so excess water can drain out. Never allow the plant to sit in water.
Plant Food: Feed your fern every two weeks when it is actively growing with a balanced, liquid, fertilizer diluted to 1/3-1/4 the recommended strength.
Soil: Use a lightweight, fast draining soil that still retain moisture.
Pot: Repot in the spring only if the roots have filled the existing pot