Plant Care Electric Fern

Electric Fern

Taxonomy

Selaginella longipinna
Selaginella
Selaginellaceae
Selaginellales

How to care for Electric Fern

Water

How often to water your Electric Fern

Water needs for Electric Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Electric 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 Francisco, California.

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 Electric Fern

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 Electric Fern in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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Growing Electric Fern in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Electric Fern in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Electric Fern in San Francisco, California

Sunlight will decrease by 26.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2022

San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 26.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.2 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Electric Fern in San Francisco, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 1st, 2022

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

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of…

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Finding light for Electric Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Electric Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Electric 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 San Francisco, California ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Electric Fern

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

When to repot Electric Fern

Nutrient needs for plant Electric Fern in San Francisco, California

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

November 30th, 2022

The growing potential in San Francisco is 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 Electric Fern

Electric Fern

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

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