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Actiniopteris australis - Eyelash Fern

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Species Name: Actiniopteris australis

Common Name: Eyelash Fern

Defining Characteristics:

  • This distinctive plant displays unique fronds that mimic the look of human eye-lashes
  • Each frond is extremely unique and ranges from a vibrant lime color to a slightly darker green
  • A great added flair for higher humidity vivariums that stays smaller than other ferns
  • The Eyelash Fern grows and spreads with rhizomes, making it an easy to split plant

Recommended Pot Size: Small

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Temperature Requirement (°F): 65-80°

Humidity: This unique fern can adapt to lower humidity around 40-60% but prefers to be around 70% or more

Watering Frequency: Slightly more difficult watering needs. It requires fairly consistently wet soil but not over-saturated, as this can cause root rot very easily with this plant.

Lighting: Partial shade

Soil Type: This fern needs a loose substrate that contains peat moss or sphagnum for moisture retention, and perlite or sand for good drainage.

Growth Rate: Very slow 

Height at Maturity: Maxes out at 6 inches tall

Origin: Endemic to Réunion, Mauritius but found in tropical regions such as Madagascar, India, Nepal, Arabia, Burma, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Iran.

Regional Locality: Found throughout the forest growing in between rocks and porous crevices

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use: 

Care Notes: This plant can be temperamental but placed in a vivarium or terrarium with consistency, it will thrive. 

* This plant is toxic to dogs and cats and is best to be avoided around them. *

Shipping Notes: Generous LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE offered.

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly, removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home.

Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

 ALL PLANTS ARE SHIPPED IN POTS WITH SOIL OR OTHER MEDIA UNLESS IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY TO SHIP BARE ROOT.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5 inch pot.

Shipping

This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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