Plant Care Pacific Mosquitofern

Pacific Mosquitofern

Taxonomy

Azolla filiculoides
Azolla
Salviniaceae
Salviniales

How to care for Pacific Mosquitofern

💦 Water

How often to water your Pacific Mosquitofern

Water needs for Pacific Mosquitofern
0.5 cups
every 9

Pacific 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.

Calculate water needs of Pacific Mosquitofern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Pacific Mosquitofern in your home

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

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

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

Pacific Mosquitofern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pacific Mosquitofern

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Pacific Mosquitofern prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pacific Mosquitofern requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Pacific Mosquitofern does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Pacific Mosquitofern grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Pacific Mosquitofern can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Pacific Mosquitofern

Pacific Mosquitofern

Pacific 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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