Plant Care Chinese Creepingfern

Chinese Creepingfern

Also known as

Adiantum chusanum, Bierhorstia chinensis, Davallia chinensis, Davallia chusana, Davallia cuneiformis, Davallia didyma, Davallia microcarpa, Davallia polysperma, Davallia remota, Davallia tenuifolia chinensis, Davallia venusta, Hymenophyllum ramosissimum, Odontosoria chinensis kenzoana, Odontosoria chinensis tenuifolia, Odontosoria chusana, Odontosoria chusana tenuifolia, Odontosoria palmii, Sphenomeris chinensis chinensis, Sphenomeris chinensis hawaiiensis, Sphenomeris chinensis rheophila, Sphenomeris chinensis tenuifolia, Sphenomeris chinensis tenuisecta, Sphenomeris chusana, Sphenomeris chusana kenzoana, Sphenomeris chusana tenuifolia, Sphenomeris chusiana, Stenoloma chinensis, Stenoloma chusanum, Trichomanes chinensis, Trichomanes cuneiforme, Trichomanes malayanum and Trichomanes polysperma


Odontosoria chinensis

How to care for Chinese Creepingfern

💦 Water

How often to water your Chinese Creepingfern

Water needs for Chinese Creepingfern
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Creepingfern 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Chinese Creepingfern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Creepingfern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chinese Creepingfern 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese Creepingfern in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Creepingfern

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

Care Summary for Chinese Creepingfern

Chinese Creepingfern

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.

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