Plant Care Copper Fern

Copper Fern

Also known as

Bommeria schaffneri, Gymnogramma ehrenbergiana muralis, Gymnogramma hispida, Gymnogramma schaffneri, Gymnopteris hispida, Hemionitis hispida and Neurogramma hispida


Bommeria hispida

How to care for Copper Fern


How often to water your Copper Fern

Water needs for Copper Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Copper Fern 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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

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Finding light for Copper Fern in your home

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

Copper Fern may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Copper Fern

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

Care Summary for Copper Fern

Copper Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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