Plant Care Diamondleaf Fern

Diamondleaf Fern

Also known as

Alsophila affinis, Alsophila bilineata, Alsophila deckeriana, Alsophila glauca, Alsophila millefolium, Alsophila monticola, Alsophila pruinata, Alsophila pruinata concolor, Alsophila pruinata conspicua, Alsophila pruinata tenuis, Alsophila revoluta, Alsophila schaffneriana, Cyathea bilineata, Cyathea monticola, Cyathea revoluta, Cyathea schaffneriana, Lophosoria acaulis, Lophosoria affinis, Lophosoria brasiliensis, Lophosoria caesia, Lophosoria densa, Lophosoria discolor, Lophosoria excisa, Lophosoria frigida, Lophosoria glauca, Lophosoria glaucescens, Lophosoria polypodioides, Lophosoria prostrata, Lophosoria pruinata, Lophosoria quadripinnata quadripinnata, Lophosoria quadripinnata viridifolia, Lophosoria schaffneriana, Lophosoria warscewiczii, Lophosoria warszewiczii, Polypodium caesium, Polypodium cinereum, Polypodium maculatum, Trichosorus densus, Trichosorus frigidus, Trichosorus glaucescens and Trichosorus glaucescens major


Lophosoria quadripinnata

How to care for Diamondleaf Fern

💦 Water

How often to water your Diamondleaf Fern

Water needs for Diamondleaf Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Diamondleaf 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Diamondleaf Fern in your home

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

Diamondleaf 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 Diamondleaf Fern in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Diamondleaf Fern

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

Care Summary for Diamondleaf Fern

Diamondleaf Fern

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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