Plant Care Southern Wood-fern

Southern Wood-fern


Dryopteris ludoviciana

How to care for Southern Wood-fern


How often to water your Southern Wood-fern

Water needs for Southern Wood-fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Southern Wood-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 Southern Wood-fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Southern Wood-fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Southern Wood-fern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Southern Wood-fern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Southern Wood-fern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Southern Wood-fern in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Southern Wood-fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Southern Wood-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 Southern Wood-fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Southern Wood-fern

Southern Wood-fern

Southern Wood-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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