Plant Care Acrostichum Aureum

Acrostichum Aureum

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Acrostichum Aureum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Acrostichum Aureum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Golden Leather Fern, Golden Leather Fern, Swamp fern and Mangrove fern


Acrostichum aureum

How to care for Acrostichum Aureum


How often to water your Acrostichum Aureum

Water needs for Acrostichum Aureum
0.5 cups
every 9

Acrostichum Aureum 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 Acrostichum Aureum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Golden Leather Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Acrostichum Aureum: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Acrostichum Aureum can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Acrostichum Aureum

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

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Care Summary for Acrostichum Aureum

Acrostichum Aureum

Acrostichum Aureum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Acrostichum Aureum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Acrostichum Aureum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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Acrostichum Aureum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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