Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum raddianum)
No matter your personal style, the delicate Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum raddianum) adds a tremendous amount of charm to your home. Their feathery, fine texture works in modern, traditional, country, even industrial-chic interiors. Any place that needs grace and lightness.
Winning an Award of Garden Merit, Maidenhair Fern has become a popular houseplant! Wonderful indoors or out, Ferns always impart cool, green hues and calming, refreshing ambiance.
Unique, delicate, light-green foliage made up of many tiny triangular fronds, adorning each paper-thin frond. Each held aloft on contrasting black, shiny stems. Further contrasting are the red fiddleheads as they first emerge from the crown of the plant. Small leaves grow geometrically in a sweetly charming manner, dangling from thin, wiry stems.
There are different Maidenhair Fern species that grow natively as hardy perennials throughout North America and this Maidenhair is native to Hawaii. They are surprisingly hardy little plants!
You’ll be sure to love the open, airy look and delicate texture these lovely plants impart to any area they inhabit.
Reaching 1-2’ tall and wide, these delicate houseplants won’t take up much room, however, they really let their presence be known with graceful air and finery. Like something out of a misty, magical fairy glen, Maidenhair Ferns look so fragile, yet are quite tough!
A fine-textured addition to containers and as a summer annual. When grown indoors, the ethereal Maidenhair Fern does wonderfully in terrariums, greenhouses or containers, any place where there will be ample moisture, humidity and indirect light.
When grown indoors, the ethereal Maidenhair Fern does wonderfully in terrariums, greenhouses or containers, any place where there will be ample moisture, humidity and shade.
Place one in your humid bathroom where you are sure to see it every day. Grow them near a water feature, or keep a diffuser running. Misting the plants daily will help, too.
Requiring high humidity, an outdoor Maidenhair Fern prefers locations draped over creeks and bodies of water such as pools and babbling streams. Any area with moisture high and light is indirect.
The delicate Maidenhair Fern makes a magnificent specimen when used in Japanese Kokedama! For a more modern look, try slipping your Maidenhair Fern under a Glass Cloche!
Keep Maidenhair Fern evenly moist at all times. Make it a habit to walk by your Fern daily and gently pat the top of the soil, just to assess their needs. You’ll gain a touch for when it’s starting to dry out. Top off the plant with filtered water as needed. Avoid allowing the plant to dry out completely, you’ll likely lose it, and no one needs that heartache.
Ferns grow outdoors in warmer growing zones 10 and 11, where there is no chance of a freeze. Tolerant of bright light as long as it is indirect, they must be kept from direct sun. Ferns hate dry air and should be placed as far from air conditioning units and drafts as possible.
Ferns hate dry air and should be placed as far from air conditioning units and drafts as possible. Misting them or placing them on a tray of rocks you can keep filled with water for air humidity, will help so much to maintain this magical Ferns environment!
Requiring moist soil that is rich in organic matter, and they must be well-drained soil. Any containers they are in must remain consistently moist and also have drainage holes to prevent too much water. Avoid clay or unglazed terra cotta pots, as they tend to wick moisture away quickly.
It’s normal to see new growth emerging and replacing older foliage as it ages. Continuously renewing the delicate foliage for the freshest, cleanest look.
Give them tender loving care and appreciate them every day, and these enchanting beauties will reward you with an airy refinery fit for a fairy.
|Common name||Maidenhair Fern|
|Botanical name||Adiantum raddianum|
|Hardiness zone||Outdoors 10-11(Indoors 4-11)|
|Height||12 - 24 inches|
|Width||12 - 24 inches|
|Moisture||Medium & High Humidity|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|