Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum spp.

profile iconAdiantum pedatum JB
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profile iconAdiantum pedatum JB
by Cephas (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Adiantum is a large genus of around 200–250 species of evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous species, commonly referred to as maidenhair ferns. These mostly hail from tropical and subtropical regions, so require a minimum temperature of 15ºC and grow best in shaded positions. They are found in moist areas at the side of streams, in crevices, and woodland margins. Some species prefer deep forest shade. They are grown for their elegant, attractive foliage which ranges from green shades to pink in the correct conditions.
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Propagation

Division

Divide rhizomes in early spring.

Spores

As soon as ripe, sow spores at 15ºC or higher.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

North and South America

Natural climate

Tropical and subtropical

Environment

Light

Full Shade

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Bark, Compost, Loam

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Pteridaceae

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