Plant Care Hen and Chicken Fern
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Hen and Chicken Fern

3.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Hen and Chicken Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Hen and Chicken Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Taxonomy

Asplenium gracillimum
Asplenium
Aspleniaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Hen and Chicken Fern

Water

How often to water your Hen and Chicken Fern

Water needs for Hen and Chicken Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Hen and Chicken Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Hen and Chicken Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Hen and Chicken Fern in your home

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

Hen and Chicken 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 Hen and Chicken Fern in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hen and Chicken Fern

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

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Care Summary for Hen and Chicken Fern

Hen and Chicken Fern

Hen and Chicken Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 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.

What other plant parents say

Hen and Chicken Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Hen and Chicken Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Maried20 avatar
@Maried20
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 610 XP
globe Clifton Forge, Virginia
09/07/2021

I haven’t had this one long but it seems to be doing well

Survivor Survivor
Gabby avatar
@Gabby
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 21 XP
globe Indianapolis, Indiana
05/22/2021

Keep the dang card for it

Browns easily Browns easily

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