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Lemon Button Fern

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Size: 4 inch
Style: Grower Pot
  • Lemon Button Fern, often referred to by various names like button sword fern, erect sword fern, little-leaved sword fern, and fishbone fern, is a dwarf variety of the popular Boston fern. Lemon Button Ferns take their name from the refreshing lemony scent released when their leaves are gently touched or crushed. They hail from pantropical regions, including Asia, Australia, the West Indies, Florida, Central America, and South America.

    Lemon Button Fern is characterized by its petite, button-like fronds that radiate a bright and lively shade of green. These fronds create a captivating texture, adding depth to its overall look and infusing your space with a sense of freshness. This fern has a compact and bushy growth habit, making it an ideal fit for smaller to medium-sized containers. Whether placed on tabletops, nestled on shelves, or hung in baskets, its petite size and vibrant green foliage make it an excellent addition to any corner.

    As a fern, Lemon Button is an excellent air-purifying houseplant, that filters out pollutants and adds oxygen to the environment.

    This plant is very easy-care and versatile, adapting to even low-light rooms. It is a perfect houseplant for beginners and people with busy lifestyles. Moreover, it is a pet-friendly, non-toxic green friend that is recommended for households with pets.

  • Provide your Lemon Button Fern with bright, indirect sunlight. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, it will thrive when it receives ample, indirect light.

    Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Aim to maintain a slightly damp environment without allowing the plant to sit in standing water.

    Use a well-draining potting mix to ensure that the plant's roots don't become waterlogged.

    Maintain indoor temperatures between 65°F and 75°F. Avoid exposing the plant to cold drafts.

    During the growing season, which typically spans from spring to early autumn, apply a balanced, liquid fertilizer every 4 weeks. Dilute the fertilizer to half to avoid over-fertilization, which can harm the plant. Be cautious not to let the fertilizer come into contact with the foliage, as this can lead to leaf burn.

    This fern is non-toxic, but you should keep it (and any houseplants) out of reach of pets and children.

  • USDA Zone 8-10

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    • 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    • 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
    • Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
    • Wooden stake to support the plant.

    *All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via if you receive your package and are not satisfied.

    When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
  • It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.