Plant Care Matteuccia Struthiopteris

Matteuccia Struthiopteris

Also known as

Ostrich fern, Ostrich fern, Matteuccia, Fiddlehead fern and Shuttlecock fern


Matteuccia struthiopteris

How to care for Matteuccia Struthiopteris


How often to water your Matteuccia Struthiopteris

Water needs for Matteuccia Struthiopteris
0.5 cups
every 9

Matteuccia Struthiopteris 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?

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Finding light for Ostrich fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Matteuccia Struthiopteris: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Matteuccia Struthiopteris can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Matteuccia Struthiopteris in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Matteuccia Struthiopteris

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

Difficulty Level

Matteuccia Struthiopteris is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Matteuccia Struthiopteris

Matteuccia Struthiopteris

Matteuccia Struthiopteris

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft 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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