Plant Care Dragon Tail Fern

Dragon Tail Fern

Also known as

Scott's Spleenwort and Walking Spleenwort


Asplenium ebenoides

How to care for Dragon Tail Fern


How often to water your Dragon Tail Fern

Water needs for Dragon Tail Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Dragon Tail Fern 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 Dragon Tail Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dragon Tail Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dragon Tail Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dragon Tail 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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How to fertilize Dragon Tail Fern

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

Difficulty Level

Dragon Tail Fern is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dragon Tail Fern

Dragon Tail Fern

Dragon Tail Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 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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