Plant Care Creeping Tree Fern

Creeping Tree Fern

Also known as

creeping tree fern, mountain tree fern and golden tree fern


Alsophila colensoi

How to care for Creeping Tree Fern

💦 Water

How often to water your Creeping Tree Fern

Water needs for Creeping Tree Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Tree Fern 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Creeping Tree Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Creeping Tree Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Creeping Tree Fern may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Creeping Tree Fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Creeping Tree 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 Creeping Tree Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Creeping Tree Fern

Creeping Tree Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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