Plant Care Black Spleenwort

Black Spleenwort

Taxonomy

Asplenium adiantum-nigrum
Asplenium
Aspleniaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Black Spleenwort

💦 Water

How often to water your Black Spleenwort

Water needs for Black Spleenwort
0.5 cups
every 7

Black Spleenwort needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Black Spleenwort

Water 0.5 cups every
7

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Black Spleenwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Spleenwort: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Black Spleenwort 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 Black Spleenwort in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Black Spleenwort

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Black Spleenwort is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Black Spleenwort Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Black Spleenwort 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 🏡.

Black Spleenwort Light Requirements →

Black Spleenwort 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.


💨 Humidity

Black Spleenwort enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Black Spleenwort Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Black Spleenwort is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Black Spleenwort →

When and How to Successfully Repot Black Spleenwort →


💩 Fertilizer

Black Spleenwort grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Black Spleenwort →


🌎 Native Region

Black Spleenwort is native to Worldwide.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Black Spleenwort can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Black Spleenwort Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 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 Black Spleenwort

Black Spleenwort

Black Spleenwort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 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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