Plant Care Crocodile Fern

Crocodile Fern

Taxonomy

Microsorum musifolium
Microsorum
Polypodiaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Crocodile Fern

Water

How often to water your Crocodile Fern

Water needs for Crocodile Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Crocodile Fern 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
9

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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Crocodile Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crocodile Fern: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Crocodile 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 💪.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Crocodile Fern

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Crocodile Fern is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Crocodile Fern

Crocodile Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

Trending in your area

Similar to Crocodile Fern

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in