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Micropolypodium okuboi
Micropolypodium okuboi
Micropolypodium okuboi
Micropolypodium okuboi
Micropolypodium okuboi
Micropolypodium okuboi
Micropolypodium okuboi is a very small fern that grows on moss-covered rocks and tree trunks in tropical and subtropical mountain rainforests. It is named "Okuboi" after the Japanese botanist, Saburo Okubo.
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Attributes of Micropolypodium okuboi

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Perennial
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3 cm to 7 cm
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Evergreen

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What should I do if I water my Micropolypodium okuboi too much or too little?
Overwatered Micropolypodium okuboi
Despite how much it loves water, it is possible to overwater the Micropolypodium okuboi. This is most likely to happen if you leave your plant sitting in a pool of water or use a planter that doesn’t have drainage holes. Either of those conditions will be too wet and will prevent the roots from being able to take up nutrients and moisture. Too much moisture in the soil can also allow fungal or bacterial diseases to develop.
Wilted and yellow leaves are the initial symptoms of overwatering. Over time, the stems may droop and fall over, or begin to feel soft and mushy. However, be sure to check for other causes if you suspect your Micropolypodium okuboi is overwatered, since other issues can look similar and it’s difficult to give this plant too much water.
Underwatered Micropolypodium okuboi
Vigilance is required to keep this plant wet enough, unless you’re using a self-watering planter, meaning that many fern owners inadvertently let their plant get too dry now and then. In dry conditions, this plant can change in appearance seemingly overnight, from lush and green to brown and crispy.
In extreme cases, the plant may dry up so thoroughly that it seems there are no living fronds left. But it may still be possible to save the plant if some of the roots are still healthy. Cut off all of the dry and dead stems, then water thoroughly and return the plant to its usual location. Unless the roots are all dead, this plant can be surprisingly resilient and start putting out new fronds. It may take several months to grow back to the size it was before, but this is possible if you provide proper care in that time.
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How can I water my Micropolypodium okuboi properly?
Your Micropolypodium okuboi prefers consistently moist soil that mimics its native enironment, which could mean watering as often as every one or two days. This is a plant that should not be allowed to dry out. Once the top layer of soil begins to feel even slightly dry, it’s time to water again. And don’t just give it a few drops of water: soak the soil completely until water drains out from the bottom of the pot. After the excess water has drained out, dump it so the pot isn’t sitting in a puddle. This is the best method to ensure that soil never gets too dry.
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What should I consider when watering my Micropolypodium okuboi?
The amount of humidity in the air around your Micropolypodium okuboi will influence how often you need to water it. Higher humidity in the air means less frequent watering, as evaporation is slower. Keeping this plant near a heating or cooling vent will cause it to dry out quickly, so choose a location that is protected from any type of draft. They prefer dappled and indirect sunlight and temperatures between 55-80 degrees F (13-27 degrees C) meaning that keeping these ferns in a warm and sunny spot windowsill could cause them to get dehydrated quickly.
Rainwater or distilled water is great for this plant if you have access to it, although tap water in most places also works fine. Certain minerals and chemicals in tap water can cause brown leaf tips, especially since Micropolypodium okuboi has very thin and delicate leaves.
Small pots can cause issues for Micropolypodium okuboi , because they only hold a small amount of potting medium and can dry out more quickly. It is best to allow this plant more space in the pot than many other houseplants.
Consider using a self-watering planter for Micropolypodium okuboi. This type of pot uses a wicking system that allows the soil to continuously soak up water from a central reservoir, meaning that the moisture level in the soil stays consistently moist. Not only does this type of pot keep you from having to constantly water your fern, but it is also quite beneficial for the roots to have a constant supply of water instead of going from dry to wet and then back again.
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Micropolypodium okuboi
Micropolypodium okuboi is a very small fern that grows on moss-covered rocks and tree trunks in tropical and subtropical mountain rainforests. It is named "Okuboi" after the Japanese botanist, Saburo Okubo.
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