Plant Care Pellaea mucronata

Pellaea mucronata

About Pellaea mucronata

Pellaea mucronata is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Pellaea mucronata likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Pellaea mucronata
Pellaea
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Pellaea mucronata

Water

How often to water your Pellaea mucronata

Water needs for Pellaea mucronata
0.5 cups
every 9

Pellaea mucronata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Pellaea mucronata in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

36% Very Low

Growing Pellaea mucronata in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Pellaea mucronata in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 7th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Pellaea mucronata in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 27.7% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 27.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Pellaea mucronata in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 7th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pellaea mucronata: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pellaea mucronata may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pellaea mucronata

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

When to repot Pellaea mucronata

Nutrient needs for plant Pellaea mucronata in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Care Summary for Pellaea mucronata

Pellaea mucronata


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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