Plant Care Cotton Candy Fern

Cotton Candy Fern

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Cotton Candy Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower


Nephrolepsis exaltata

How to care for Cotton Candy Fern


How often to water your Cotton Candy Fern

Water needs for Cotton Candy Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Cotton Candy 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 Cotton Candy Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Cotton Candy Fern in your home

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

Cotton Candy 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 Cotton Candy Fern

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

Care Summary for Cotton Candy Fern

Cotton Candy Fern

Cotton Candy 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

Cotton Candy Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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love this plant :)))

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make sure you water it every couple of days and keep it out of direct sunlight :)

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