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.


Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Also known as

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

How to care for Eastern Hayscented Fern


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

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
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Eastern Hayscented Fern

Eastern Hayscented Fern

Eastern Hayscented 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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