Plant Care Macho Fern

Macho Fern

Also known as

Bold Sword Fern, Bold Sword Fern and Crisped Feather Fern

Taxonomy

Nephrolepis biserrata
Nephrolepis
Nephrolepidaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Macho Fern

Water

How often to water your Macho Fern

Water needs for Macho Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Macho Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tampa, Florida.

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 Macho Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Macho Fern in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

58% Medium

Growing Macho Fern in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Macho Fern in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant Macho Fern in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.9% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 17.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Macho Fern in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Bold Sword Fern in your home

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

Macho 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..️

Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Macho Fern

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

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Care Summary for Macho Fern

Macho Fern

Macho Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tampa, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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