Plant Care Eastern Hayscented Fern

Eastern Hayscented Fern

About Eastern Hayscented Fern

The fronds of this plant are long, erect to arching, lance-shaped, hairy and usually widest at the base and turn soft yellow in fall.

Taxonomy

Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Dennstaedtia
Dennstaedtiaceae
Polypodiales

Also known as

Eastern hayscented fern, R hay-scented fern and Hay-scented fern

How to care for Eastern Hayscented Fern

💦 Water

How often to water your Eastern Hayscented Fern

Water needs for Eastern Hayscented Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Hayscented 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 Eastern Hayscented Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Eastern Hayscented Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern Hayscented Fern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern Hayscented Fern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern Hayscented Fern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Eastern Hayscented Fern in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Eastern Hayscented Fern

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Eastern Hayscented 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

Eastern Hayscented Fern prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Eastern Hayscented Fern requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Eastern Hayscented Fern does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Eastern Hayscented Fern is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Eastern Hayscented Fern grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Eastern Hayscented Fern can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Eastern Hayscented Fern

Eastern Hayscented Fern

Eastern Hayscented Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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