This Fern is a real show stopper with long and broad leaves featuring a very attractive mosaic pattern with veins in black and mid to dark green. This plant looks beautiful in a pot, hanging basket and can also go well in craggy tree trunks where they can grab a hold in cracks and crevices, especially at branch forks.
Crocodile ferns grow best in bright indirect light. Ensure they are kept moist, especially in hot weather, but reduce watering over winter. A foliar spray of dilute fertiliser formulated for ferns during the growing season and a sustained release application once a year.
These are true jungle plants. Keep their compost moist, but don't let the plant become soggy. Also, avoid watering right into the "nest" as that encourages mold and rot. Water the soil rather than the plant.
Botanical name: Microsorum Crocodyllus
This plant comes in a standard 140mm diameter plastic nursery pot.