The lemon button fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia “Duffii”) is a beautiful plant, suited for both a novice and a professional collector. It’s easy to care for and is one of the more affordable houseplants you can buy. It also gives off a very slight lemony scent during the active growing months. And, on top of all of that, it’s completely non-toxic for your pets.
Lemon button ferns can grow in basic houseplant soil. If you want to get more specific, they would benefit from a loose, peaty mix of soil.
As far as containers go, the sky’s the limit. As long as it has room to grow, your lemon button fern will thrive. The lemon button fern can live in anything from bright, indirect light to lower light, which makes it one of the most versatile plants out there. A lemon button fern can survive in a very damp environment, but will also be okay if you let it dry out every once in a while. It’s a plant that’s easy to streamline to your other plants’ watering schedules. Whether you’re watering it more often or just once a week, it will perform for you. Mist your plant multiple times a week for good measure.