Plant Care Anderson's Hollyfern

Anderson's Hollyfern

Also known as

Anderson's holly fern, Anderson's sword fern and Vancouver holly fern

Taxonomy

Polystichum andersonii
Polystichum
Dryopteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Anderson's Hollyfern

💦 Water

How often to water your Anderson's Hollyfern

Water needs for Anderson's Hollyfern
0.5 cups
every 7

Anderson's Hollyfern needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Anderson's Hollyfern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Anderson's Hollyfern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Anderson's Hollyfern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Anderson's Hollyfern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Anderson's Hollyfern in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Anderson's Hollyfern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Anderson's Hollyfern: 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 Anderson's Hollyfern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Anderson's Hollyfern is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Anderson's Hollyfern requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Anderson's Hollyfern is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.


💩 Fertilizer

Anderson's Hollyfern should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Anderson's Hollyfern

Anderson's Hollyfern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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