Although not technically in the fern family, the Foxtail Fern has a similar delicate appearance but requires less watering than a true fern. This plant grows in upright bushy columns that can add a fun flair to any home. Keep in indirect light to low light, and water when the soil is half dry. Maintain its bushy appearance with semi-regular pruning.
Details & Care
Small—8”-16" tall (including recycled plastic Ecopot) Size Guide
Low to Bright Indirect
No—Toxic and not pet-friendly
Yes—Releases oxygen and absorbs pollutants
- Healthy plant pre-potted with premium soil
- Plant size: 8″-16″ tall (including pot)
- Small Ecopots pot and saucer
- Pot size: 6.3″ in diameter, 5″ tall
- Saucer size: 6″ in diameter
- All the tips and tricks for expert-level care
The Foxtail Fern is not a true fern but is in the Asparagaceae family, and actually related to the Asparagus vegetable you would find in the grocery store. Known for its bushy upright appearance, this beautiful plant is very forgiving as it requires less frequent waterings and mistings than a traditional fern. Historically used as an outdoor foliage plant, the Foxtail Fern’s feathery leaves are popping up in homes all over the US.
The Foxtail Fern is native to Southern Africa’s rocky coast. Due to its original habitat, this plant is more forgiving in its care than a true Fern. Keep in low to indirect bright light and water when the soil is halfway dry.Additional Resources: