Plant Care Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Kangaroo Paw has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Kangaroo Paw has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Kangaroo Fern and Zealandia pustulata


Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata

How to care for Kangaroo Paw


How often to water your Kangaroo Paw

Water needs for Kangaroo Paw
0.5 cups
every 9

Kangaroo Paw 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 Kangaroo Paw

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Kangaroo Paw in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Kangaroo Paw: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Kangaroo Paw 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 Kangaroo Paw

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

Water Needs

Care Summary for Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw

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

Kangaroo Paw has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Kangaroo Paw has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Kangaroo Paw has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Kangaroo Paw has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Kangaroo Paw has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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The rhizome are so cute!! I love them so much

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