Plant Care Java Fern

Java Fern

Taxonomy

Microsorum pteropus
Microsorum
Polypodiaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Java Fern

Water

How often to water your Java Fern

Water needs for Java Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Java 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.

Calculate water needs of Java Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Java Fern in your home

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

Java 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 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Java Fern

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

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Care Summary for Java Fern

Java Fern

Java 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.

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