How to Care for a Mahogany Fern

use these instructions to care for a Mahogany Fern. this guide will tell you how to water your Mahogany Fern, its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Your Mahogany Fern prefers bright indirect light but will adapt to lower light conditions. Keep out of direct sunlight, as it can burn the foliage.   

WATER REQUIREMENTS

Keep your Mahogany Fern’s soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Never allow your fern to dry out completely. Water enough so that water flows freely from the pot’s drainage hole into the saucer. Be sure to discard any standing water in the saucer. If your plant is left standing in water, root rot will occur.

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE

The Mahogany Fern will appreciate added humidity. Kitchens and bathrooms are great spots for your fern. Misting often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray to boost humidity.   

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE

Your Mahogany Fern will thrive in normal room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.  

PLANT FOOD

Feed your fern once a month during the spring to end of summer with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.   

ADDITIONAL CARE

Regularly remove any dead fronds from the plant to encourage healthy new growth. Cut stems at the soil line with clean, sharp shears.  

TOXICITY

Your Mahogany Fern is non-toxic and pet-friendly.