Plant Care Carrier Tangle

Carrier Tangle

Also known as

Umbrella fern and coral fern


Gleichenia microphylla

How to care for Carrier Tangle


How often to water your Carrier Tangle

Water needs for Carrier Tangle
0.5 cups
every 9

Carrier Tangle needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Carrier Tangle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Carrier Tangle: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Carrier Tangle may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Carrier Tangle

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

Care Summary for Carrier Tangle

Carrier Tangle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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