Plant Care Nephrolepis Biserrata

Nephrolepis Biserrata

Also known as

Bold Sword Fern, Bold Sword Fern, Macho Fern, Crisped Feather Fern, Nephrolepis biserrata. and Australian Sword Fern


Nephrolepis biserrata

How to care for Nephrolepis Biserrata


How often to water your Nephrolepis Biserrata

Water needs for Nephrolepis Biserrata
0.5 cups
every 7

Nephrolepis Biserrata 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 Nephrolepis Biserrata

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bold Sword Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Nephrolepis Biserrata: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Nephrolepis Biserrata 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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How to fertilize Nephrolepis Biserrata

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

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Care Summary for Nephrolepis Biserrata

Nephrolepis Biserrata

Nephrolepis Biserrata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 6ft 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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