How to Care for a Silver Lace Fern

Use these instructions to care for a Silver Lace Fern. This guide will tell you how to water your Silver Lace Fern, its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Your Silver Lace Fern will thrive in medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight–it will scorch the leaves.   

WATER REQUIREMENTS

Maintaining the correct soil moisture is key to keeping your SIlver Lace Fern happy and healthy. The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy.  When watering, soak thoroughly until water flows from the bottom of the pot through the drainage holes. Never let water collect and puddle in the saucer, as this can lead to root rot.   

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE

The Silver Lace Fern will appreciate a bit of extra humidity.  Mist frequently and use a pebble tray to increase humidity levels.     

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE

The ideal room temperature for your Silver Lace Fern is between 55-75 degrees. If the temperature falls below 55 degrees, it will stop growing. Avoid drafts and direct air from heating and cooling vents.  

PLANT FOOD

Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength once every month during the spring and summer. No need to feed your plant in the winter, when growth naturally slows. Before applying any form of fertilizer, make sure the soil is damp. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil.  

ADDITIONAL CARE

For best results, water with filtered water. If you don’t have a filtration system, let tap water sit overnight to evaporate any harsh chemicals and then use the next day.  

TOXICITY

Silver Lace Ferns are non-toxic to humans and pets.