Button Fern (Pellaea Rotundifolia)


Pellaea Rotundifolia is a species of fern that botanist has grouped under the Pteridaceae family. Commonly referred to as button fern, this plant grows in a clumpy structure with branches that creep out in a very vine-like fashion. While closely resembling the lemon button fern, Pellaea Rotundifolia exhibits a noticeably larger, darker color to its leaves. Many proud owners living in the northeastern region of the states will usually place this plant outside of a window or in their lawn since this fern has the ability to tolerate colder climates.



It is becoming a more common practice every day to see houseplants used as vivarium plants. Button Fern (Pellaea Rotundifolia) is amongst one of those popular housekeeping plants beginning to make its way into the vivarium hobby. This relatively hardy fern has some unique characteristics to it that make it’s caretaking requirements slightly different from other ferns.


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