Plant Care Japanese Holly Fern

Japanese Holly Fern

Also known as



Dryopteris varia

How to care for Japanese Holly Fern


How often to water your Japanese Holly Fern

Water needs for Japanese Holly Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Holly 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 Atlanta, Georgia.

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 Japanese Holly Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Japanese Holly Fern in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Finding light for Japanese Holly Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Holly Fern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Holly Fern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.

Japanese Holly Fern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Japanese Holly Fern

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Japanese Holly Fern

Japanese Holly Fern

Japanese Holly Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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