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Things To Know Before Buying Crispy Wave

Crispy Wave is a unique type of fern that will do great indoors due to its small size, sturdiness, and relative ease of growth. The following guide will help you understand the most important things you should keep in mind before you purchase a Crispy Wave for your home.


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Always check the roots

It is important to inspect the roots of any Crispy Wave plant you intend to purchase. Crispy Wave is prone to root problems, so you will want to make sure you are starting off with a healthy plant.

Before buying, remove the plant from the pot as gently as possible, and make sure there is no sign of mushy, crumbly, or tangled roots. Don't worry if the roots are not white: unlike the majority of plants, Crispy Wave roots are brown-colored.



Prepare your indoor environment

Your home environment can significantly impact the growth of any plant, particularly Crispy Wave, which can be sensitive to low humidity, temperature changes, and direct sunlight.


Before bringing the plant home, make sure to have a window that is facing North or East. In case you only have Southern or Western exposures, put up some blinds or sheers to protect your plant. Crispy Wave can get low-medium indirect light only, and should never be placed in areas with direct sunlight, as this will cause stress, shock, and even scorching.


Also, be sure the spot where you will be placing your Crispy Wave is properly ventilated to ensure good airflow.


Remember that Crispy Wave needs a high amount of humidity, while most home environments are dry because of heating and air conditioning systems.

We suggest you have a moisture monitor ready that will help you check on humidity levels. You also want to set up a humidity tray for your plant to raise humidity levels in your room, or, if you prefer, you can use a humidifier.



Avoid repotting right away

It is fairly common to repot a plant once you bring it home from a shop or nursery. However, this process can actually stress the plant.


Since Crispy Wave will need time to get used to the new environment, better give it at least 1-2 weeks to acclimatize to its surroundings.


Unless the plant appears to be root-bound, our suggestion is to leave it in its original container for about a year before rehoming it.



Remember that your Crispy Wave is unique

While it's great to follow general guidelines in regards to Crispy Wave plant care, you must remember that every plant is unique. Different plants may require more or less water, more or less sunlight, higher or lower levels of care.

Your plant may also look different than the "standard" Crispy Wave plants you see online or in books; for instance, your particular fern might grow tall or short; have long leaves or short leaves, and so on.

Get prepared to patient

Since every Crispy Wave plant is unique and has different care needs, you will need some patience as you figure out what works for your plant and what doesn’t.

This fern is a sturdy plant; you will just need to wait for it to recover when it experiences problems.



Rotate Crispy Wave every day

Crispy Wave plants have a natural tendency to grow towards the light source.


If you want to make sure that your Crispy Wave retains a round and symmetrical shape, you will need to routinely rotate it so that the leaves don’t have time to grow in any particular direction.



Crispy Wave is an ideal plant if you have pets or children

If you live with kids, cats, dogs, or any pets, Crispy Wave is a great plant to consider. While some types of plants are toxic, Crispy Wave is completely safe. Although, it doesn’t taste greatso keep this in mind if your pets love to chew on plants.



Crispy Wave Can Be Propagated

While you can't propagate Crispy Wave through traditional plant division, sometimes tiny baby offsets may appear below mature leaves.

If you lay these mature leaves on a piece of paper or paper bag for a few days, spores can be collected. Then, you can grow these spores under glass or plastic, placing them on some moist peat moss. Keep the peat moss in a cool, shady environment, and mist it daily. Once large enough, the plantlets can be transferred to individual pots.



Unfortunately, our plants must be shipped in order to be sold at plant nurseries or shops, and Crispy Wave is prone to stress when shipped. However, just because a plant is stressed does not mean it is unhealthy. If you see that a plant you want to buy appears stressed, inspect the roots and the overall plant. If it looks otherwise healthy, it is likely that the plant is just stressed and will only need some care to perk back up!


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