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Adiantum tenerum

Brittle maidenhair fern

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  • Adiantum tenerum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Adiantum tenerum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Height0.4m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Adiantum tenerum (Brittle maidenhair fern). This species is an evergreen fern with fronds that are very divided and broadly lance-shaped. Pinnae are rounded or diamond-shape and mid green in colour.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Fern

Origin

U.S.A and C. America

Interest and use

Often grown as a houseplant in temperate zones.

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  • Adiantum tenerum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • Soil pH6.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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 division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, mealy bugs, vine weevil and scale insects.

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