Plant Care Pellaea rotundifolia

Pellaea rotundifolia

4.3 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Pellaea rotundifolia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Pellaea rotundifolia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Pellaea rotundifolia, button fern and Pellaea rotundifolia -- delete


Hemionitis rotundifolia

How to care for Pellaea rotundifolia


How often to water your Pellaea rotundifolia

Water needs for Pellaea rotundifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Pellaea rotundifolia 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 Pellaea rotundifolia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Pellaea rotundifolia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pellaea rotundifolia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pellaea rotundifolia 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 Pellaea rotundifolia

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Pellaea rotundifolia

Pellaea rotundifolia

Pellaea rotundifolia

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.

What other plant parents say

Pellaea rotundifolia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Pellaea rotundifolia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Pellaea rotundifolia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Pellaea rotundifolia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@JessaBurra avatar
leaf-1 146 Plants
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globe Sandy, OR

Pretty easy as far as ferns go. Grows like a weed under a grow light. I water when it’s about 50-75% dry.

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@allie avatar
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 2,210 XP
globe Simcoe, Ontario

This little guy likes indirect light and that likes to be on the west side of things

@georgie.leaman avatar
leaf-1 89 Plants
xp 2,843 XP
globe Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Really cute little fern, goes perfectly in my terrarium along with a brake fern and a succulent.

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