Autumn Fern | Dryopteris erythrosora


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The Autumn Fern gets its name from the coppery, reddish color its fronds develop as they mature. This plant is native to eastern Asia, and is commonly called ‘Japanese Wood Fern’ or ‘Japanese Red Shield Fern’. This ferns Japanese name is ‘Benishida’, meaning “red fern”.

Average Size

(Including Nursery Pot)

4" Nursery Pot: 8" H x 8" W

Care Guide


The Autumn Fern will thrive in conditions where they can receive these ferns need medium or diffused light. Direct sunlight can be damaging to this plants fronds, and it should be avoided. 

Water and Soil

This fern should stay evenly and lightly moist. Take care to ensure the soil never becomes wet or soggy, as the Autumn Fern is very susceptible to over-watering. The Autumn Fern needs a well-draining soil which offers excellent drainage while also providing ample water absorption. A potting mix amended with peat or coco coir for absorbency and perlite or bark for drainage will work well.

Temperature and Humidity

Autumn ferns will do best in household temperatures of 75 to 85 degrees F. This fern will appreciate higher levels of humidity if possible. Provide extra humidity for your plant through misting, a pebble tray, or best, a humidifier. Bathrooms, kitchens, or spaces near a sink are wonderful spots for a fern, since the humidity tends to be higher near a water source.

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