Plant Care Marginal woodfern

Marginal woodfern

Also known as

Marginal shield fern and Marginal wood fern


Dryopteris marginalis

How to care for Marginal woodfern


How often to water your Marginal woodfern

Water needs for Marginal woodfern
0.5 cups
every 9

Marginal woodfern 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 Marginal woodfern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Marginal woodfern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Marginal woodfern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Marginal woodfern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Marginal woodfern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Marginal woodfern in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Marginal woodfern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Marginal woodfern: 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 Marginal woodfern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Marginal woodfern is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Marginal woodfern

Marginal woodfern

Marginal woodfern

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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