Plant Care Fortune's Holly-Fern

Fortune's Holly-Fern

About Fortune's Holly-Fern

Good soil drainage is essential to prevent root rot. Too much sun can bleach fronds. It has been weedy in some areas of the South so be careful about letting it naturalize in your landscape. Partial shade and moist, humus enriched soil are essential.


Cyrtomium fortunei

How to care for Fortune's Holly-Fern


How often to water your Fortune's Holly-Fern

Water needs for Fortune's Holly-Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Fortune's 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 Fortune's Holly-Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Fortune's Holly-Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fortune's Holly-Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fortune's 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 Fortune's Holly-Fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fortune's 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 Fortune's Holly-Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Fortune's 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!

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Care Summary for Fortune's Holly-Fern

Fortune's Holly-Fern

Fortune's 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.

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