Native to Australia and tropical regions, the crocodile fern has spear-like, wrinkled leaves mimicking a crocodile's hide.
The light green, segmented leaves are puckered with dark green veins that give off a an elegant, even graceful appearance. Agree?
So aptly named for the scale-like texture the leaves display, the crocodile fern (Microsorium musifolium 'Crocydyllus') is an incredible low-light houseplant to own.
But know what blows my mind? This epiphytic fern grows on things in the wild like tree trunks and between rock cracks. The crocodile fern plant will absorb all nutrients and water it needs through the air, rain, or tree.
So grow your crocodile plant in a container but also consider affixing it to a wooden plank on your wall. Hello green vertical flair!
The crocodile fern's wavy edges will certainly win your heart especially with the little fuss this fern causes. Talk about an easy indoor plant to grow.
Here's all you need to know for the crocodile fern to survive and thrive in your space now because this pandemic is causing us all to invest in houseplants!
Your indoor space must be relaxing so spirits can revive and thrive!