Plant Care Common Polypody

Common Polypody


Polypodium vulgare

How to care for Common Polypody


How often to water your Common Polypody

Water needs for Common Polypody
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Polypody needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Polypody

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.

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Finding light for Common Polypody in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Polypody: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Polypody 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.

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How to fertilize Common Polypody

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

Difficulty Level

Common Polypody is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Polypody

Common Polypody

Common Polypody

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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