Plant Care Fernleaf Yarrow

Fernleaf Yarrow

About Fernleaf Yarrow

Fernleaf Yarrow is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Fernleaf Yarrow likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Fernleaf Yarrow belongs to the achillea genus, and is native to the Caucasus, Iran and Afghanistan.


Achillea filipendulina

How to care for Fernleaf Yarrow


How often to water your Fernleaf Yarrow

Water needs for Fernleaf Yarrow
0.5 cups
every 9

Fernleaf Yarrow needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Fernleaf Yarrow

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Fernleaf Yarrow in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fernleaf Yarrow: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fernleaf Yarrow love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Fernleaf Yarrow does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fernleaf Yarrow in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Fernleaf Yarrow

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fernleaf Yarrow: 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 Fernleaf Yarrow after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Fernleaf Yarrow is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fernleaf Yarrow

Fernleaf Yarrow

Fernleaf Yarrow

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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