Plant Care Bulb Bladderfern

Bulb Bladderfern

Also known as

bulblet bladder fern, bulblet bladderfern, berry fern, bulb bladder fern, bulblet fern and bulblet fragile fern

Taxonomy

Cystopteris bulbifera
Cystopteris
Cystopteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Bulb Bladderfern

Water

How often to water your Bulb Bladderfern

Water needs for Bulb Bladderfern
0.5 cups
every 9

Bulb Bladderfern 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Bulb Bladderfern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bulb Bladderfern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bulb Bladderfern 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Bulb Bladderfern

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Bulb Bladderfern 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 Bulb Bladderfern

Bulb Bladderfern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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