Plant Care Ming Fern

Ming Fern

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Ming Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
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Also known as

Chinese Ming Fern


Asparagus macowanii

How to care for Ming Fern


How often to water your Ming Fern

Water needs for Ming Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Ming 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 Ming Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Ming Fern in your home

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

Ming 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 Ming Fern

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

Care Summary for Ming Fern

Ming Fern

Ming Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 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.

What other plant parents say

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