Plant Care Carolina Mosquitofern

Carolina Mosquitofern

Also known as

Azolla cristata, Carolina mosquitofern, Carolina azolla and water velvet

Taxonomy

Azolla caroliniana
Azolla
Salviniaceae
Salviniales

How to care for Carolina Mosquitofern

Water

How often to water your Carolina Mosquitofern

Water needs for Carolina Mosquitofern
0.5 cups
every 9

Carolina Mosquitofern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Carolina Mosquitofern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carolina Mosquitofern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Carolina Mosquitofern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Carolina Mosquitofern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Carolina Mosquitofern in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Carolina Mosquitofern

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Carolina Mosquitofern can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Carolina Mosquitofern

Carolina Mosquitofern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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