Live Plant- Hemionitis arifolia - Heart Leaf Fern

Live Plant- Hemionitis arifolia - Heart Leaf Fern

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Species Name: Hemionitis arifolia 

Common name(s): Heart leaf fern, Tongue fern

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Unique species of the Fern family; Pteridaceae; with heart-shaped fronds on dark stems
  • Small, compact fern great for smaller spaces
  • Can be grown as an epiphyte or in soil

Recommended Pot Size: Small 

Temperature requirement: Between 65-80°

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)  Moderate (30-70%)  Humid (70-100%) 

Watering frequency:  Water regularly, drought tolerant but prefers consistently moist soil

Lighting:     Full Shade    Partial Shade     Full Sun 

Soil type: Well draining potting soil 

Growth rate: Slow - Moderate 

Height: 6-8”

Origin: Southeast Asia, Southern India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Southern China 

Regional locality: Moist areas with high humidity. Often found growing on rocks and crevices with partial shade

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use: 




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Set in a tray of pebbles under the pot and fill with water to increase humidity around the plant if needed.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.