Plant Care Goldback Fern

Goldback Fern

Also known as

Pentagramma triangularis, Pentagramma triangularis, Pentagramma triangularis, goldback fern and Pentagramma triangularis

Taxonomy

Hemionitis triangularis
Hemionitis
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Goldback Fern

💦 Water

How often to water your Goldback Fern

Water needs for Goldback Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Goldback 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 Goldback Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Pentagramma triangularis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Goldback Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Goldback Fern 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Goldback Fern

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Goldback Fern prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Pentagramma triangularis Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Goldback Fern may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Pentagramma triangularis Light Requirements →

Pentagramma triangularis Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Goldback Fern does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Pentagramma triangularis →

When and How to Successfully Repot Pentagramma triangularis →


💩 Fertilizer

Goldback Fern grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Goldback Fern grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Pentagramma triangularis →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Goldback Fern

Goldback Fern

Goldback Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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