Plant Care Chain Fern

Chain Fern

About Chain Fern

Chain Fern is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Chain Fern likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Taxonomy

Woodwardia radicans
Woodwardia
Blechnaceae
Polypodiales

Also known as

Chain fern, European chain fern and rooting chainfern

How to care for Chain Fern

Water

How often to water your Chain Fern

Water needs for Chain Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Chain 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Chain Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chain Fern: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chain Fern love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chain Fern does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chain Fern

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

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Care Summary for Chain Fern

Chain Fern


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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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