Plant Care Asplenium ladyfern

Asplenium ladyfern

Also known as

Southwestern ladyfern, Subarctic ladyfern, Lady fern and Common lady-fern


Athyrium filix-femina

How to care for Asplenium ladyfern


How often to water your Asplenium ladyfern

Water needs for Asplenium ladyfern
0.5 cups
every 9

Asplenium ladyfern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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 Asplenium ladyfern

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 Asplenium ladyfern in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Growing Asplenium ladyfern in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant Asplenium ladyfern in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently 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 Asplenium ladyfern in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Indianapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to decrease by 31% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.9 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Asplenium ladyfern in Indianapolis, Indiana

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of…

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Finding light for Asplenium ladyfern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Asplenium ladyfern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Asplenium ladyfern 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 Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.


How to fertilize Asplenium ladyfern

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

When to repot Asplenium ladyfern

Nutrient needs for plant Asplenium ladyfern in Indianapolis, Indiana

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

November 25th, 2021

The growing potential in Indianapolis 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 bes…

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Difficulty Level

Asplenium ladyfern is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Asplenium ladyfern

Asplenium ladyfern

Asplenium ladyfern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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