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Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum

Quick care guide

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    Lighting

    Plenty of light but avoid direct sunlight.

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    Watering

    Ensure soil never dries out.

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    Humidity

    Needs high humidity; mist frequently.

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    Feeding

    Feed in summer only.

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    Temperature

    16-24C

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    Pests

    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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    lighting

    Plenty of light required.

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    watering

    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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    humidity

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

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    feeding

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

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    temperature

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

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    pests

    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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