Plant Care Hard Fern

Hard Fern

Also known as

Lace fern, Ring fern and Scented fern


Paesia scaberula

How to care for Hard Fern

💦 Water

How often to water your Hard Fern

Water needs for Hard Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Hard 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 Hard Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Hard Fern in your home

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

Hard 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Hard Fern

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

Care Summary for Hard Fern

Hard Fern

Hard 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.

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