Plant Care Fishtail Fern

Fishtail Fern

Also known as

Macho Fern

Taxonomy

Nephrolepis falcata
Nephrolepis
Nephrolepidaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Fishtail Fern

Water

How often to water your Fishtail Fern

Water needs for Fishtail Fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Fishtail 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 Fishtail Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Fishtail Fern in your home

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

Fishtail 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Fishtail Fern

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

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Care Summary for Fishtail Fern

Fishtail Fern

Fishtail Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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