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Adiantum capillus-veneris

Venus's hair

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Features

  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Adiantum capillus-veneris (Venus's hair). The leaves of this fern are shallowly lobed, triangular to oval in shape, in arching fronds. They are pale green against purple-black stems. The plant has a clumping habit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Fern

Origin

Temperate and tropical regions

Interest and use

Often used as an indoor plant in temperate zones.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

By spores in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, mealy bugs, vine weevil and scale insects.

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