Plant Care Inland Leatherfern

Inland Leatherfern

Also known as

giant fern and giant leather fern

Taxonomy

Acrostichum danaeifolium
Acrostichum
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Inland Leatherfern

💦 Water

How often to water your Inland Leatherfern

Water needs for Inland Leatherfern
0.5 cups
every 9

Inland Leatherfern 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 Inland Leatherfern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Inland Leatherfern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Inland Leatherfern: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Inland Leatherfern 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 Inland Leatherfern in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Inland Leatherfern

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Inland Leatherfern 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.

Inland Leatherfern Water Frequency →

Inland Leatherfern Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Inland Leatherfern 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 🏡.

Inland Leatherfern Light Requirements →

Inland Leatherfern 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.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Inland Leatherfern grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Inland Leatherfern →


🧐 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 Inland Leatherfern

Inland Leatherfern

Inland Leatherfern


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.

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