Nephrolepsis Obliterata …… like any of us are really going to remember that !!!… lets just call it what it is “the Emerald Queen Fern”, which is a low maintenance, easy to grow and care for fern with long sword like bright green fronds, that can be grown outside in low light areas, or indoors in indirect lighting.
The Emerlad Queen Fern will grow up to 50cms tall by 50cms wide in filtered light – part sun ( not direct) to part shade ( not full shade, it is not a mushroom !!)
now we could use fancy botanical terminologies like elongated form of fronds, rhizomatous body structure, epiphytic nature ( meaning derives its nutrients from air, rain, water, etc)… but unless you have a dictionary or botanical degree, or you are just a know it all… nobody actually talks that way… so basically, most ferns are not a heavy eaters and dont require any extra fertiliser, but it does love a moist soil level, but not sopping or over wet… moist = cool to touch, not leaking water….
The Emerald Queen fern will grow in areas of minimal sunlight, its bright green sword like foliage sets it apart from other ferns and makes it ideal for pots, containers, hanging baskets and mixed planters, also good for using in floristry. The Emerald Queen Fern is also versatile and great indoors as an air purifier, its foliage helps to remove toxins from the air inside your home and its bright green foliage adds to visual pleasure of bring the natural world from outside… inside !!
Ferns are known as humidity lovers, they like moist air, like in rainforests and our forests here in the Dandenong Ranges, they like the misty air and often it is enough for them to live off, as well as the decomposition on the forest floor, they feed off that much like the mosses, algae etc ( epiphytic), so on dry days in the garden during summer, give them a light spray over with some moisture to freshen them up, or if you home is a little dry and you are using ferns as an indoor plant, a light squirt of water with a spray bottle will help to keep some humidity up for them.