Plant Care Indian Holly Fern

Indian Holly Fern

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Indian Holly Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Indian Holly Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Variegated Holly Fern

Taxonomy

Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
Arachniodes
Dryopteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Indian Holly Fern

Water

How often to water your Indian Holly Fern

Water needs for Indian Holly Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Indian Holly Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Indian Holly Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Indian Holly Fern in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Indian Holly Fern in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Indian Holly Fern in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Indian Holly Fern in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 33.7% ☀️

January 23rd, 2023

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 33.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Indian Holly Fern in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 27th, 2023

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Indian Holly Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Indian Holly Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Indian Holly Fern may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Indian Holly Fern

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

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Care Summary for Indian Holly Fern

Indian Holly Fern

Indian Holly Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Indian Holly Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Indian Holly Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Bronwen_blooms avatar
@Bronwen_blooms
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 53 XP
globe Chico, CA
04/13/2021

It can brown easily but not a ton! It’s looks luscious and I love him.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily

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