Plant Care Rainbow moss, Peacock fern

Rainbow moss, Peacock fern

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Rainbow moss, Peacock fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Rainbow moss, Peacock fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Peacock Moss, Peacock Fern, rainbow moss, Selaginella uncinta and peacoxk moss

Taxonomy

Selaginella uncinata
Selaginella
Selaginellaceae
Selaginellales

How to care for Rainbow moss, Peacock fern

Water

How often to water your Rainbow moss, Peacock fern

Water needs for Rainbow moss, Peacock fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Rainbow moss, Peacock fern 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 Rainbow moss, Peacock fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Rainbow moss, Peacock fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rainbow moss, Peacock fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rainbow moss, Peacock 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Rainbow moss, Peacock fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rainbow moss, Peacock 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 Rainbow moss, Peacock fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Rainbow moss, Peacock fern is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Rainbow moss, Peacock fern

Rainbow moss, Peacock fern

Rainbow moss, Peacock fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Rainbow moss, Peacock fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Rainbow moss, Peacock fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Rainbow moss, Peacock fern has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Rainbow moss, Peacock fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Rainbow moss, Peacock fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Carsonolvis avatar
@Carsonolvis
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 1,603 XP
globe Beaufort, SC
06/20/2021

LOVESSSS humidity. will look super sad without it. other than that, super easy and pretty plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Thekookykodama avatar
@Thekookykodama
leaf-1 77 Plants
xp 1,734 XP
05/26/2021

Such beautiful foliage. Fairly easy to care for

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily

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