Plant Care house holly-fern

house holly-fern

3.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

house holly-fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
house holly-fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

house holly-fern and Japanese holly fern


Cyrtomium falcatum

How to care for house holly-fern


How often to water your house holly-fern

Water needs for house holly-fern
0.5 cups
every 9

house holly-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 house holly-fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for house holly-fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant house holly-fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

house holly-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 house holly-fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for house holly-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 house holly-fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

house holly-fern is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for house holly-fern

house holly-fern

house holly-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.

What other plant parents say

house holly-fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
house holly-fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
house holly-fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
house holly-fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Cori avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 134 XP

I may just not be good with certain ferns but this guy has been a struggle from the start

Browns easily Browns easily
Ben avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 33 XP
globe Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui

It is easy to take care of but mine is browning - might be my fault

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor

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