Plant Care ovate marsh fern

ovate marsh fern

About ovate marsh fern

ovate marsh fern is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

ovate marsh fern likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Thelypteris ovata

Also known as

ovate marsh fern and ovate maiden fern

How to care for ovate marsh fern


How often to water your ovate marsh fern

Water needs for ovate marsh fern
0.5 cups
every 9

ovate marsh 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for ovate marsh fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant ovate marsh fern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

ovate marsh fern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

ovate marsh fern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize ovate marsh fern

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

Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for ovate marsh fern

ovate marsh fern

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.

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