Filicium dicepiens

“Fern Tree”

This tree is typically grown in tropical gardens and prized for its unique fern-like leaves and straight brown-barked trunk. This is uncommon to find as a houseplants, but does perform very well as such.

Light: Full to part-sun is ideal, meaning this tree typically can grow well indoors with some sun exposure: Eastern, western or southern light is great.

Water: Water fully and from there water to maintain generally even soil moisture, avoiding any standing water. Sun exposure will dictate how frequently you’ll need to water. 

Environment: Provide stable conditions for this tree avoiding any disturbances like air vents. Mist frequently to keep leaves free of dust.

Toxicity:  This tree is only a fern by nickname: is it to be considered toxic to pets if ingested.

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.