Plant Care Button fern

Button fern


Pallaea Rotundifolia

How to care for Button fern

💦 Water

How often to water your Button fern

Water needs for Button fern
0.5 cups
every 7

Button 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 Button fern

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Button fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Button fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Button 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 Button fern

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

Care Summary for Button fern

Button fern

Button fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 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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