Kimberly Queen Fern

(19 customer reviews)
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Ships December 15th - December 22nd.
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$ 23.00
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Nephrolepis obliterata

Common Names: Kimberley Queen Fern, Australian Sword Fern

Overview: Nephrolepis obliterata, commonly known as the Kimberley Queen Fern, is an elegant and low-maintenance fern species that is native to Australia. With its graceful arching fronds and rich green foliage, this fern is a popular choice for indoor and outdoor spaces alike. The Kimberley Queen Fern has a compact growth habit, making it suitable for smaller areas such as apartments or offices. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. This fern prefers well-draining soil and regular watering, allowing the top few inches of soil to dry out between waterings. With its ability to withstand drought and resist pests, Nephrolepis obliterata is known for its resilience.


The Fern that will Effortlessly  Warm any Home

The Kimberley Queen Fern, also known as the Australian Sword Fern (Nephrolepis obliterata), is a popular houseplant that brings an inviting, lush green vibe to your indoor space. Native to Australia, it’s well-known for its resilient nature and its elegant, sword-shaped fronds that grow upright, rather than arching out, lending a unique, tailored appeal to your décor.

Caring for your Queen Fern

Caring for a Kimberley Queen Fern is not overly complex, making it a great choice for both experienced and novice plant owners. Its easygoing nature, paired with its distinct, upright fronds, creates a stunning visual display that adds a breath of fresh air to any room. Plus, as non-toxic plants, Kimberley Queen Ferns are safe to have around pets and children, making them a wonderful addition to any plant lover’s collection. With proper care, your Kimberley Queen Fern will reward you with its vibrant, lush greenery for many years to come.


When it comes to light, Kimberley Queen Ferns enjoy bright, indirect sunlight. They can tolerate lower light conditions, but to see them truly thrive and maintain their rich green color, a spot near a north or east-facing window would be ideal. Direct sunlight, however, can scorch the leaves, causing them to turn brown and crispy.


Being tropical plants, Kimberley Queen Ferns enjoy warm temperatures and high humidity. They prefer temperatures between 65 and 75°F during the day, but can tolerate nighttime temperatures as low as 50°F. Any temperature below this can lead to leaf damage.

Humidity is key for these plants. They thrive in a humid environment, which is why they are commonly found in bathrooms or kitchens where humidity levels are generally higher. If your home is particularly dry, consider placing the fern on a tray filled with pebbles and water, which increases humidity as the water evaporates. Another option is to use a room humidifier or routinely mist your plant with water.


The Kimberley Queen Fern likes its soil to be consistently moist but not waterlogged. During the warmer, growing months (spring and summer), water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Reduce watering in the cooler months, but don’t let the soil dry out completely.


These ferns are not heavy feeders, but they do benefit from regular feeding during the growing season. Use a balanced, liquid houseplant fertilizer every month from early spring to late summer. Always water the plant before applying fertilizer to prevent root burn.


A well-draining, peat-based potting mix is ideal for Kimberley Queen Ferns. Make sure your pot has sufficient drainage holes to avoid waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Repotting is typically required every 2-3 years or when the fern outgrows its current container. Spring is the best time to repot, just before the active growing season begins. When repotting, choose a container that’s only slightly larger than the previous one. A too-large pot can lead to overwatering and root rot because the soil will stay wet for too long.

Pruning and Maintenance

Regular pruning helps maintain the Kimberley Queen Fern’s shape and encourages fuller growth. Prune off any brown or yellowing fronds at their base, as these are likely dead or dying and can sap energy away from the plant. Also, remove any fronds that appear overcrowded to improve air circulation and prevent fungal growth.

Common Pests and Diseases

Like many houseplants, Kimberley Queen Ferns can be susceptible to pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Regularly check your plant for signs of infestation and use a mild insecticidal soap or neem oil as a treatment. Overwatering or under-watering can also cause fungal infections or root rot. If your fern has brown, mushy roots, or you notice a musty smell, root rot could be the culprit. Reduce watering and ensure your pot has good drainage.


The Kimberley Queen Fern is propagated by division. This is best done in spring when repotting. Simply remove the fern from its pot and gently separate the root ball into two or more sections, each with plenty of fronds and roots. Replant each section in its own container filled with fresh, well-draining potting mix. Keep the new plants in a warm, humid environment and provide bright, indirect light.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade, Partial Shade

Mature Height

2 ft – 3 ft


2 ft – 4 ft

19 reviews for Kimberly Queen Fern

  1. Chris Holt (verified owner)

  2. Sharon Chism (verified owner)

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

  4. Amanda (verified owner)

    Came in excellent condition

  5. jennifer l. (verified owner)

    I ordered plants from several places before and PlantVine so far has been the best. Packed really well and they check the weather for the next four days to ensure conditions are right to ship. They keep you posted on this through emails. Great communication, decent pricing, packed really well. Now for this plant, I love this lil fern here! I wanted a plant for an area with lower light that was cat safe as it’s also an area where my cats like to chill. This one checked all the boxes. Looks happy and healthy!

  6. John I. (verified owner)

    Looks great! Im not sure when to water it again but the plant seems great.

  7. Catalina (verified owner)


  8. brenda king (verified owner)

    Plant was good size – especially for the price and very healthy,

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

  10. Louise M. (verified owner)

    Nice plant and seems ver healthy. Not as large as I thought it would be or I would have given it a 5

  11. Windy L. (verified owner)

    All of my plants arrived in amazing condition!! This one’s a good size!

  12. Catalina

    Thanks for the response! I would be a new plant mother so I want to know if among the ‘Fuss factor’ that you qualify others, this one is a 1? My level of experience is 0 and need plants that are very easy to care. It would be indoors

  13. Catalina

    What are its care instructions? Fuss factor please?

  14. Anita (verified owner)

    I bought 4 of these and they are all beautiful and healthy.

  15. RC

    What is the size (including pot) of the L versus the XL? Thanks!

  16. Sandra Bowman (verified owner)


  17. Elizabeth Teasley (verified owner)

  18. Claire

    Hi! Does this plant come with the pot shown?

  19. Alexander Brooks (verified owner)

  20. Melisa A Schilling (verified owner)

  21. Erin Fredrickson (verified owner)

    What size planter is necessary for the medium?

  22. Julie T. (verified owner)

  23. Sarah D. (verified owner)

    Beautiful little fern! Excited to watch it grow this summer.

  24. Kimberly (verified owner)

    This plant came in perfect condition. Love it and highly recommend!

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Why others chose the Kimberly Queen Fern

Need an air purifying full lush plant for top of plant stand to decorate and brighten my office in the basement

I love ferns (and they're pet friendly)!

It’s beautiful and delivers oxygen to the environment in your home.

wanted one for a bit and I needed to meet free shipping so I got one

Present for my mother

other Kimberly's from local sources were not good.

Read and article that Kimberly Queen plants are supposed to help with dry air in the winter. Also my name is Kimberly so I couldn't resist.