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Fern 'Lemon Button'

Fern 'Lemon Button'

Regular price $13.75 USD
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Pot Type

Botanical Name:

  • Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii'

Common Names:

  • Fern 'Lemon Button'
  • Lemon Button Fern
  • Lemon Fern

Description: Fern 'Lemon Button', scientifically known as Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii', is a charming and compact tropical plant admired for its small, round, button-like fronds. The bright green foliage has a subtle lemony scent when crushed, adding an extra sensory dimension to its appeal. Native to tropical regions, this evergreen fern thrives in various indoor settings, making it a delightful addition to plant collections. Fern 'Lemon Button' typically grows up to 12-18 inches tall and wide, making it an excellent choice for adding texture and visual interest to homes and offices.

Care Instructions:


  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the delicate fronds.


  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant's growth slows.


  • Thrives in high humidity environments. Regular misting or using a humidity tray can help maintain the necessary moisture levels, especially in dry indoor conditions.


  • Prefers temperatures between 60°F and 75°F (16°C - 24°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).


  • Use a well-draining, rich organic potting mix. A mix containing peat moss, perlite, and compost works well to support healthy growth.


  • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.


  • Remove any dead or damaged fronds to maintain appearance and encourage new growth. Regular pruning helps prevent disease and promotes a tidy, healthy plant.

Styling Tips:

  • Desk or Shelf Plant: Place Fern 'Lemon Button' on a desk, shelf, or windowsill where its charming button-like fronds can be admired up close. Its compact size makes it perfect for small spaces.
  • Hanging Baskets: Use Fern 'Lemon Button' in hanging baskets to showcase its cascading fronds. Its lush growth habit makes it perfect for elevated displays.
  • Terrariums: Incorporate Fern 'Lemon Button' into terrariums to create a miniature, lush landscape. Its love for humidity and small size make it an ideal terrarium plant.
  • Bathroom Plant: Its affinity for humidity makes it an excellent choice for bathrooms. Place it on a shelf or windowsill where it can thrive in the moist environment.
  • Grouping with Other Plants: Combine with other small, shade-loving plants like ferns, calatheas, and peperomias to create a diverse and visually appealing indoor garden.

Fern 'Lemon Button', with its charming button-like fronds and relatively easy care requirements, is a fantastic addition to any plant collection. Its whimsical appearance and adaptability make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of tropical elegance to their spaces.

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