Plant Care crocodile tail fern

crocodile tail fern

Taxonomy

Acanthus Montanus
Acanthus
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for crocodile tail fern

Water

How often to water your crocodile tail fern

Water needs for crocodile tail fern
0.5 cups
every 9

crocodile tail fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of crocodile tail fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for crocodile tail fern in Edmond, Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

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Growing crocodile tail fern in Edmond right now

Light needs for plant crocodile tail fern in Edmond, Oklahoma

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 22nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Edmond is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant crocodile tail fern in Edmond, Oklahoma

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.7% ☀️

November 25th, 2021

Edmond is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Edmond is expected to decrease by 26.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant crocodile tail fern in Edmond, Oklahoma

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 25th, 2021

This month, Edmond is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for crocodile tail fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant crocodile tail fern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

crocodile tail fern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Edmond, Oklahoma ⛅.

crocodile tail fern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize crocodile tail fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for crocodile tail fern: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your crocodile tail fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot crocodile tail fern

Nutrient needs for plant crocodile tail fern in Edmond, Oklahoma

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 22nd, 2021

The growing potential in Edmond is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

crocodile tail fern is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for crocodile tail fern

crocodile tail fern

crocodile tail fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Edmond, Oklahoma, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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