The Button Fern is an evergreen fern of the Pteridaceae family with small dark green leaves on a thin stem. The round leaves are referred as “Rotundifolia”, and the genus name, Pallaea, is Greek meaning “dark,” a reference to the stems that turn dark red with age. Button ferns can be grown outdoors in USDA zones 9-11, and with enough care and attention to its needs, making it an excellent houseplant. These cute little ferns are small compared to other fern varieties, growing 12-18 inches tall. Their round leaves become more oval-shaped as they mature.
Light Requirements: Bright, indirect light.
Water Requirements: Water when soil is dry to the touch.
Toxic to Pets? No