Maidenhair Fern

The Maidenhair Fern, scientifically known as Adiantum, is a delicate and graceful fern species prized for its lacy foliage and elegant appearance. Belonging to the genus Adiantum, which encompasses over 200 species distributed worldwide, Maidenhair Ferns are native to temperate regions and can be found in various habitats, including forests, cliffs, and stream banks. Their name derives from the distinctive fan-shaped fronds that resemble the delicate strands of a maiden’s hair.

The Maidenhair Fern features dark, wiry stems that give rise to vibrant green fronds composed of delicate leaflets arranged in a fan-like pattern. Each leaflet is characterized by its rounded shape and finely serrated edges, lending the plant a soft and airy appearance. These ferns typically prefer shaded or partially shaded environments, making them ideal choices for indoor cultivation as houseplants.

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Pot Size

12cm

Approx Height (incl pot)

20cm

Common Name

Maidenhair Fern

Latin Name

Adiantum

Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Maidenhair Ferns prefer slightly acidic, well-draining soil that retains moisture. Water the plant thoroughly whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, ensuring that excess water drains away to prevent root rot. Mist the foliage regularly to maintain humidity levels, especially in dry indoor environments.

Feeding

Feed Maidenhair Ferns with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring through Summer). Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to fertilizer burn. Withhold fertilization during the winter months when growth slows down

Humidity

They appreciate high humidity levels, so it's beneficial to place them in bathrooms or near humidifiers. Avoid exposing them to drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations, as these can stress the plant.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

Temperature

Maidenhair Ferns thrive in moderate temperatures ranging from 15°C to 24°C.

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