Plant Care American Parsley Fern

American Parsley Fern

Also known as

American rock-brake, American rockbrake, mountain parsley fern and parsley rockbrake


Cryptogramma acrostichoides

How to care for American Parsley Fern


How often to water your American Parsley Fern

Water needs for American Parsley Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

American Parsley 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.

Calculate water needs of American Parsley Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for American Parsley Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Parsley Fern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Parsley Fern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

American Parsley Fern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize American Parsley Fern

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

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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for American Parsley Fern

American Parsley Fern

American Parsley Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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