How to grow Onychium japonicum

Onychium japonicum growing 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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Requirements for 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 as houseplant?

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

Scientific name:

Onychium japonicum


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone