Ferns | Plant Care Guide

Lemon Buttons Fern

Did you guys see ferns and think “where the heck have you been all my life”? Us too! Ferns are rapid growers and always look bushy and full due to how many individual leaves on each stem.

And the best news is with a little bit of attention, ferns aren’t that tricky to look after.

Our faves include lemon butter ferns, Boston fern, Staghorn fern and blue star fern.

Difficulty level – medium


This fern likes medium, indirect sunlight. Definitely, no direct sunlight or you will scorch her pretty little leaves.


These guys enjoy a moderate amount of water, keeping the soil slightly moist, but ensuring that the top 2 inches dry out between watering.


Use a moisture metre stick to check the soil every few days rather than having to dig in the soil with your finger.


Feed your fern with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first 6 months).  During the warmer months, they like a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) once a month, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch him sprout fresh new leaves.