Plant Care Australian Tree-Fern

Australian Tree-Fern

Also known as

Man Fern and Australian Tree Fren

Taxonomy

Dicksonia antarctica
Dicksonia
Dicksoniaceae
Cyatheales

How to care for Australian Tree-Fern

Water

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 Oakland, California.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Oakland, California

Oakland, California

39% Low

Growing Australian Tree-Fern in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant Australian Tree-Fern in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 7th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Australian Tree-Fern in Oakland, California

Sunlight will increase by 39.1% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

Oakland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to increase by 39.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.8 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Australian Tree-Fern in Oakland, California

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of day…

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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 Oakland, California ⛅.

Nutrients

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 Oakland, California

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

February 4th, 2023

The growing potential in Oakland 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 repot…

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FAQs
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
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Toxicity
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Australian Tree-Fern

Australian Tree-Fern

Australian Tree-Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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