Living Lace™ 'Crocodyllus' (Musifolium) - Crocodile Fern

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Living Lace™ 'Crocodyllus' (Musifolium) - Crocodile Fern

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Height 12 - 24 in.
Although the distinctive texture has been compared to a crocodile’s hide, the 'Crocodyllus' actually has a graceful, delicate appearance.. Named for the crocodile skin pattern on its straplike fronds, this tough fern is easy to grow in humid environments in bright, filtered light. Light to medium green fronds of varying width are patterned with distinctive dark green veining. The upright arching fronds form a dense clump with new leaves arising from a rhizome that is just under the soil surface. Like most tropical ferns, it is epiphytic but will also grow in potting soil. In the wild, this fern can grow quite large at 3-5' across. It stays much smaller when grown indoors. Other common names include 'Alligator Fern'.
  • Known for its distinctive texture
  • Perfect for unique plant lovers
  • Prefers medium light. Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Uses: Epiphyte (a plant that attaches itself to another plant for support), Humid Spaces, Low Light Spaces)

Care Information

  • For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
  • Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf edges from browning.
  • Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
  • Protect furniture when watering.
  • Never allow potting mix to dry out completely.  This can rapidly cause many brown leaf edges. Water as soon as the surface of the potting mix feels mostly dry.
  • Use a well-drained potting mix.  Adding some perlite will be beneficial and improve drainage.
  • This fern thrives in bright filtered light and moist, neutral to acidic, rich soil. It can also be grown as an epiphyte. Like most epiphytes, it requires high humidity to be happy.
  • Northern or eastern windows would be ideal for this plant. 


  • Ships in Seagrass container as shown in image 2
  • Houseplants typically ship between 8-12 inches

*Disclaimer - Protect furniture when watering. Not for human or animal consumption. Harmful*



  • Height: Medium
  • Height: 12 - 24 in.
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Harmful to: Pets
  • Light Requirements: Medium to Low
  • Watering Requirements: Wet
  • Humidity Level: High
  • Needs Drainage: Yes
  • Soil Type: Indoor Potting Soil

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