Plant Care Mother Fern

Mother Fern

Taxonomy

Asplenium 'Parvati'
Asplenium
Aspleniaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Mother Fern

Water

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 Raleigh, North Carolina.

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
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Growing Mother Fern in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Mother Fern in Raleigh, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 25th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Mother Fern in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 24th, 2022

Raleigh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Mother Fern in Raleigh, North Carolina

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 23rd, 2022

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 7.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 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 Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.

Nutrients

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 Raleigh, North Carolina

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

January 22nd, 2022

The growing potential in Raleigh is 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 repot…

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Care Summary for Mother Fern

Mother Fern

Mother 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 Raleigh, North Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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