The Adiantum pedatum aka Maidenhair fern prefer moist, organically rich soil, high humidity and mild temperatures. Well cared for plants can grow to be up to two feet tall. The genera, Adiantum comes from the Greek word adiantos meaning “unwetted”, and refers to the plants water repellent foliage. This plant spreads by creeping, branching rhizomes forming large colonies over time.
Native to the cool, moist forests of eastern North America.
Place in a spot that gets indirect morning or afternoon sun. A north or east facing window would be a great place.
Keep the Maidenhair soil evenly moist but never soggy. When the soil is dry about 25-50% deep, or the moisture level feels like that of a wrung sponge, it is safe to give the plant a thorough watering.
Even in the most ideal conditions, lower fronds will brown and eventually die. Pruning these away will allow the plant to dedicate energy to producing new growth. Fertilize: Feed your fern once a month in spring and summer, they love fish emulsion. Cease fertilizing in the fall and winter.
Approx. 5" tall x 4" at the widest point.
NYC delivery and local pick up only.