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Adiantum diaphanum

Filmy Maidenhair Fern

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Features

  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Adiantum diaphanum (Filmy Maidenhair Fern). This is a stalked clump species of fern; the leaves are linear, dark green and covered in small dark brown or deep olive-green bristles.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Fern

Other common names

Maidenhair

Origin

Tropical E. Asia, Australasia

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown outdoors make sure you grow them in moist well-drained soil which is moderately fertile, with partial shade. When grown indoors give them plenty of bright light.

Propagation

By spores or divide the rhizomes in the early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects.

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