Plant Care Mother Fern

Mother Fern


Asplenium 'Parvati'

How to care for Mother Fern


How often to water your Mother Fern

Water needs for Mother Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Mother 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 Madison, Wisconsin.

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 Mother Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Mother Fern in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

35% Very Low

Growing Mother Fern in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Mother Fern in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Mother Fern in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.9% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 28.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Mother Fern in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Madison is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.8 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Mother Fern in your home

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

Mother 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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.


How to fertilize Mother Fern

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

When to repot Mother Fern

Nutrient needs for plant Mother Fern in Madison, Wisconsin

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 3rd, 2021

The growing potential in Madison is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Mother Fern

Mother Fern

Mother Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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