Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern

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    Plenty of light but avoid direct sunlight.

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    Ensure soil never dries out.

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    Needs high humidity; mist frequently.

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    Feed in summer only.

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    No pests

About the Maidenhair Fern

A delicate-leafed plant, beautiful to look at but demanding of your attention. It requires a lot of humidity, making it perfect for the bathroom. It can be placed on a table or even in a hanging basket, where its leaves will flow gracefully downwards.

Caring for your Maidenhair Fern

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    Plenty of light required.

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    You don't want to let the soil of the Adiantum dry out so check every few days and water so that the soil remains moist but not soggy. Its roots will easily rot if they're left sitting in too much water.

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    A humid environment will keep the plant healthy. Keep misting regularly to keep humidity high.

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    You can feed in spring and summer but no need to feed during winter months.

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    Normal room temperature of 17-21C will be fine but be careful not to expose the Maidenhair fern to draughts.

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    No known pests

First aid for your Maidenhair Fern

Common problems

I think I might have killed my plant

It is a tricky one to care for. If it's looking worse for wear, trim it back closer to the stalks and it should grow again. Make sure you're not over watering it, proper drainage is important to make sure the roots don't rot.

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