Plant kidney, also known as Nephrolepis obliterata or the Kimberly Queen fern, is a popular houseplant that belongs to the fern family (Nephrolepidaceae). It is native to tropical regions of Australia and is prized for its lush, green foliage and easy care.
The plant kidney has a compact growth habit, with arching fronds that can grow up to 3 feet in length. The fronds are made up of small, triangular leaflets that give the plant a delicate, lacy appearance. The plant is often grown as a hanging plant or in a container, and it prefers bright, indirect light and regular watering.
One of the benefits of having a plant kidney in your home is its ability to purify the air. Like other ferns, it is a natural air purifier and can help remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Additionally, it has been shown to help increase humidity levels, which can be beneficial for those who suffer from dry skin or respiratory problems.