Plant Care Polystichum Acrostichoides

Polystichum Acrostichoides

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Polystichum Acrostichoides has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Polystichum Acrostichoides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Christmas Fern, Christmas Fern, Christmas Dagger and Christmas Dagger Fern


Polystichum acrostichoides

How to care for Polystichum Acrostichoides


How often to water your Polystichum Acrostichoides

Water needs for Polystichum Acrostichoides
0.5 cups
every 9

Polystichum Acrostichoides 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 Polystichum Acrostichoides

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Christmas Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Polystichum Acrostichoides: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Polystichum Acrostichoides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Polystichum Acrostichoides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Polystichum Acrostichoides in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Polystichum Acrostichoides

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Polystichum Acrostichoides

Polystichum Acrostichoides

Polystichum Acrostichoides

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Polystichum Acrostichoides has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Polystichum Acrostichoides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Polystichum Acrostichoides has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Polystichum Acrostichoides has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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This fern was a volunteer on the side of my felt eco pot. I keep it well watered, and it adds that prehistoric feel to my front porch.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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