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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.


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.

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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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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