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 Madison, Wisconsin.

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 Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Growing Dixie Silverback Fern in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 28th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison 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 Dixie Silverback Fern in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will decrease by 34.5% ☀️

November 29th, 2022

Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 34.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will decrease by 1.4 hours 📉

November 24th, 2022

This month, Madison is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of daylig…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

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 Madison, Wisconsin

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

November 25th, 2022

The growing potential in Madison 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 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 Madison, Wisconsin, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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