Virginia Chain Fern
About Virginia Chain Fern
Woodwardia virginica, or Virginia Chain Fern, can be found in moist, acidic soil near bogs, streams, ponds, or water gardens. It is easy to grow and spreads rapidly and is best planted in full sun to shade in sandy to humus-rich acidic soil.
Also known as
Anchistea, Anchistea virginica and Virginia chain fern
How to care for Virginia Chain Fern
Virginia Chain Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Virginia Chain 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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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 Virginia Chain Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.