Plant Care Dixie Silverback Fern

Dixie Silverback Fern

Also known as

Acrostichum album, Acrostichum calomelanos sulfurea, Acrostichum sulfureum, Ceratopteris calomelanos, Ceropteris calomelaena, Ceropteris calomelanos, Ceropteris martensii, Ceropteris massonii, Ceropteris serrata, Gymnogramma bidentata, Gymnogramma calomelanos, Gymnogramma calomelanos denudata, Gymnogramma calomelanos epruinata, Gymnogramma calomelanos flavofarinosa, Gymnogramma calomelanos martensii, Gymnogramma calomelanos peruviana, Gymnogramma calomelas, Gymnogramma hybrida, Gymnogramma martensii, Gymnogramma massonii, Gymnogramma serrata, Gymnogramme calomelanos, Gymnogramme chaerophylla, Pityrogramma albicans, Pityrogramma calomelanos distans, Pityrogramma chamaesorbus, Pityrogramma consimilis, Pityrogramma hybrida, Pityrogramma insularis, Pityrogramma intermedia, Pityrogramma mira and Pityrogramma tenerrima

Taxonomy

Pityrogramma calomelanos
Pityrogramma
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Dixie Silverback Fern

Water

How often to water your Dixie Silverback Fern

Water needs for Dixie Silverback Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Dixie Silverback Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, Texas.

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 Dixie Silverback Fern in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

57% Medium

Growing Dixie Silverback Fern in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in Austin, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 28th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in Austin, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 21.4% ☀️

November 28th, 2022

Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 21.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in Austin, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 28th, 2022

This month, Austin is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Dixie Silverback Fern in your home

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

Dixie Silverback 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..️

Austin, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dixie Silverback Fern

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

When to repot Dixie Silverback Fern

Nutrient needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in Austin, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 28th, 2022

The growing potential in Austin is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for Dixie Silverback Fern

Dixie Silverback Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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