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Fern Maidenhair

Fern Maidenhair

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  • Botanical Name: Adiantium capillus-veneris
  • Common Name(s): Black Maidenhair Fern, Maidenhair Fern, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus Hair Fern
  • Description: 'Maidenhair Fern' actually refers to the genus Adiantum, which has over 250 species. Our Maidenhair fern, sometimes called the 'Black' Maidenhair Fern, is native to the southern half of the United States and South America, but has a worldwide distribution today. It is a popular choice for its many soft, delicate leaves and easy care. The Black Maidenhair fern grows up to 15 in in height, and prefers care similar to other ferns, preferring indirect sunlight or partial shade and moderate moisture.

Care: 

  • Light: Give your Ferns a position near a window that gets morning or late afternoon sun, and keep the Ferns away from strong sunlight, especially during the summer. Direct sunlight will make them lose their leaves or turn their fronds yellow. You can keep your Ferns in dim light as long as you give them regular breaks in bright light. They can be given artificial light, but this should be from a special gardening bulb or a fluorescent strip. Ordinary light bulbs generate too much heat.
  • Pet FriendlyYes most are, however the Asparagus Fern and Fern 'Sprengeri' are NOT pet friendly
  • Water: Most Ferns like evenly moist soil with regular waterings. Allowing the soil to dry out between waterings stresses these plants. Bushy Ferns can be difficult to water. Try using a watering can with a long spout to direct the water to the center of the plant. Water generously, until it drains out of the bottom of the pot.
  • HumidityHigh
  • Temperature: An individual Fern’s place of origin and adaptability will determine how high or low temperature the fern needs. Most Ferns don’t like cold. Those Ferns from tropical regions truly appreciate 60°-70° F. Those from more temperate regions enjoy temperatures between 50°-60°F.
  • Difficult Level: Easy

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