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 Portland, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 1st, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
November 30th, 2021
Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 36.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.4 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
December 1st, 2021
This month, Portland is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 14% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.5 total hours of dayli…
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.
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 27th, 2021
The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to…