Plant Care Lace Fern

Lace Fern


Microlepia strigosa

How to care for Lace Fern


How often to water your Lace Fern

Water needs for Lace Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Lace Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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.

Calculate water needs of Lace Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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

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Finding light for Lace Fern in your home

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

Lace 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.

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How to fertilize Lace Fern

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

Care Summary for Lace Fern

Lace Fern

Lace Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 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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