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 San Diego, California.

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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

55% Medium

Growing Dixie Silverback Fern in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in San Diego, California

Sunlight will decrease by 18.3% ☀️

December 7th, 2022

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 18.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Dixie Silverback Fern in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 6th, 2022

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of day…

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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..️

San Diego, California 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.

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 San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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