This fern in particular has a bad reputation. It is slightly more difficult to care for than other ferns but it is absolutely stunning! The thin, delicate leaves blow in the wind almost like a feather. The entire frond is made up of several small leaflets creating a wild appearance. If you love ferns, this one needs to be high on your list!
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 7-20” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Medium
Ferns are known for their ar-purifying properties.
Fern ‘Maidenhair’ Care Tips
Binomial Name:Adiantum pedatum
Care Level: Medium
Light: Indirect medium or part shade
Water:Keep the soil slightly moist.
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Fern ‘Maidenhair’ Story
Where is it from? North America and Asia
Who is the Fern ‘Maidenhair’? The delicate nature of the fern is highly sought-after. The beautiful fronds are eye-catching and can instantly transform any space.
Good For You! Ferns are natural air purifying plants and have been documented at removing pollutants and toxins from the air such as: formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
Is the Fern ‘Maidenhair’ the right plant for me?
Ferns are known to be tricky and hard to care for. Keep the soil slightly moist. Water thoroughly and drain any excess water. Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same.
Pet Friendly: Yes, we recommend keeping plants away from curious pets.
Location Suggestions: We suggest popping this fern in your bathroom or bedroom where it can take advantage of the cooler temperature and high humidity!
Medium, indirect or part-shade
Keep the soil slightly moist. Water thoroughly and drain any excess water.
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Gently remove dried, browning mature leaves from the base.
Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, keep in medium, indirect sunlight.
General Information About Your Plant
The tropical and subtropical regions of Asia.
Large green fronds that are quite delicate.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.