Plant Care Birdfoot Cliffbrake

Birdfoot Cliffbrake

About Birdfoot Cliffbrake

Birdfoot Cliffbrake 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.

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


Pellaea mucronata

How to care for Birdfoot Cliffbrake


How often to water your Birdfoot Cliffbrake

Water needs for Birdfoot Cliffbrake
0.5 cups
every 9

Birdfoot Cliffbrake needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Portland, Oregon.

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

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

Plant care guide for Birdfoot Cliffbrake in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

27% Very Low

Growing Birdfoot Cliffbrake in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Birdfoot Cliffbrake in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 5th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Birdfoot Cliffbrake in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 55.7% ☀️

February 4th, 2023

Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 55.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Birdfoot Cliffbrake in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.5 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

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

Hours of daylight will increase by 17.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Birdfoot Cliffbrake in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Birdfoot Cliffbrake: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Birdfoot Cliffbrake 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 Portland, Oregon ⛅.


How to fertilize Birdfoot Cliffbrake

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Birdfoot Cliffbrake

Birdfoot Cliffbrake

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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