Plant Care Australian Tree-Fern

Australian Tree-Fern

Also known as

Man Fern and Australian Tree Fren


Dicksonia antarctica

How to care for Australian Tree-Fern


How often to water your Australian Tree-Fern

Water needs for Australian Tree-Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Australian Tree-Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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 Australian Tree-Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Australian Tree-Fern in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

35% Very Low

Growing Australian Tree-Fern in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Australian Tree-Fern in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Australian Tree-Fern in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 36.8% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Fort Collins is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 36.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Australian Tree-Fern in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours o…

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Finding light for Australian Tree-Fern in your home

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

Australian 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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.


How to fertilize Australian Tree-Fern

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

When to repot Australian Tree-Fern

Nutrient needs for plant Australian Tree-Fern in Fort Collins, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 25th, 2023

The growing potential in Fort Collins is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Difficulty Level

Australian 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
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Australian Tree-Fern

Australian Tree-Fern

Australian Tree-Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Collins, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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