Adiantum - Maidenhair Fern

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  • NOTE:
  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers at the time of order/delivery.
  • Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 35cm
POT SIZE
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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Adiantum, the maidenhair fern, is a genus of about 250 species of ferns in the subfamily Vittarioideae of the family Pteridaceae, though some researchers place it in its own family, Adiantaceae.
  • The genus name comes from Greek, meaning "unwetted", referring to the fronds' ability to shed water without becoming wet.
  • IMPORTED FROM HOLLAND.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • The plant typically grows in partial to full shade and prefers moist but well-draining soil amended with organic matter, much like in its natural habitat in humus-rich woods. These ferns do not tolerate dry soil.
  • Most ferns grow best in slightly acidic soils; however, maidenhair ferns prefer a more alkaline soil pH.
  • Adding some ground limestone to the potting mix of container-grown plants or mixing it into your outdoor beds will help with this.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER

  • Fertilize monthly year-round with half-strength liquid fertilizer.
  • It's best to only re-pot when your plant is root-bound, and preferably in the spring.
  • Repot in rich, high-quality soil, such as potting soil amended with 25% compost.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Maidenhair ferns need shady settings.
  • Do not expose them to any direct sunlight, and especially avoid bright light.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Caring for maidenhair ferns is not very demanding.
  • While it needs to be kept moist as part of its maidenhair fern care, you need to be careful not to over-water the plant.
  • This can lead to root and stem rot.
  • On the other hand, don’t let the maidenhair dry out either.
  • But, in the event it does accidentally dry out, don’t be so quick to throw it away.
  • Give it a good soaking and the maidenhair fern will eventually produce new leaves.

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