How to grow Onychium japonicum

Onychium japonicum grow and care – fern leaf plant of the genus Onychium also known as Carrot Fern, Onychium japonicum perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Onychium japonicum leaves

Leaves color green when the leaves young can be red in triangle shredded leaves like feather in pinnate structure, the leaves shape remind carrot plant leaves.

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How to grow Onychium japonicum growing and care:

Moist soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
30-70 cm, 12-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Scientific name:

Onychium japonicum

How to grow Onychium japonicum

Onychium japonicum

Onychium japonicum fern

Onychium japonicum plant care

Onychium japonicum plant grow and care

Onychium japonicum plant leaves


  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Fern
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 9