'Maidenhair Fern' actually refers to the genus Adiantum, which has over 250 species. Our 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 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.
Plant Care tips
- Lighting: This plant prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations.
- Temperature: Ideally, it should be in the temperature range of 65° F to 80° F at all times.
- Fertilizing: Feed your plant once or twice a year in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food at half the recommended strength.
- Watering: Water the plant thoroughly and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. Allow the soil to dry completely before watering if the plant is placed in low light. Regularly mist or shower the leaves to prevent them from drying out. Water your plant less in the winter, when light levels are lower and growth has slowed. Overwatering will cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off.