To buy, sell or swap plants with other growers near you and use our full service please log in or sign up free.

Adiantum Genus

Maidenhair fern

Sell/swap a plant
in this genus

List here any Adiantum plant not found in the Plant Finder

Adiantum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017Adiantum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017Adiantum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017Adiantum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • Soil pH6.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Adiantum genus (Maidenhair fern). These are deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen ferns with rounded green leaves.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Ferns

Origin

Tropical and sub-tropical areas world-wide.

The name Adiantum comes from the Greek 'adiantos' - dry or unwetted. This is reference to the way the leaves shed water, so that during a shower the leaves appear unwetted.

Interest and use

Ground cover, hanging baskets.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender with a min 7-13C. They will prefer semi-shade and most species will prefer moist neutral to acidic soil. You should remove the fading fronds regularly.

Propagation

Propagation is by the spores in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, mealy bugs, vine weevil and scale insects.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Sorry. No results found. Please adjust your search…

    To view Adiantum plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

    Get started & find out why

    Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

    Open your garden for Thrive
    • Rhubarb
    • Watering
    • Digging
    • Sunflower
    • Potting
    • Grass

    “It’s not just gardening,
    it makes us healthier and happier”

    Production v5.2.0 (1129a0a)