Plant Care Soft Tree Fern
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Soft Tree Fern

Also known as

Man Fern and Australian Tree Fren

Taxonomy

Dicksonia antarctica
Dicksonia
Dicksoniaceae
Cyatheales

How to care for Soft Tree Fern

Water

How often to water your Soft Tree Fern

Water needs for Soft Tree Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Soft Tree 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 Soft Tree Fern

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 Soft Tree Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Soft Tree Fern: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Soft Tree Fern can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Soft Tree Fern

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Soft Tree 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 Soft Tree Fern

Soft Tree Fern

Soft Tree Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft 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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