About Ostrich fern
Ostrich fern is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.
Ostrich fern belongs to the matteuccia genus, and is native to Europe, Eastern Asia, and Eastern North America.
Also known as
Matteuccia, Fiddlehead fern and Shuttlecock fern
How to care for Ostrich fern
Ostrich fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Dallas, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 30th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Dallas is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
November 28th, 2021
Dallas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to decrease by 23% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…
December 1st, 2021
This month, Dallas is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of daylig…
Ostrich fern 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 💪.️
Dallas, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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 Ostrich fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
November 29th, 2021
The growing potential in Dallas is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …