Plant Care Acrostichum Aureum

Acrostichum Aureum

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

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Acrostichum aureum
Acrostichum
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Acrostichum Aureum

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 💪.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Acrostichum Aureum prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Golden Leather Fern Water Frequency →

Golden Leather Fern Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

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

Golden Leather Fern Light Requirements →

Golden Leather Fern Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Golden Leather Fern Toxicity to Dogs →

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⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Acrostichum Aureum grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Golden Leather Fern →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Acrostichum Aureum

Acrostichum Aureum

Acrostichum Aureum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

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 Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Acrostichum Aureum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Super pretty and simple

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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