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Adiantum caudatum

Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum caudatum

Care
  1. Lighting
    Bright to light shaded spots with high humidity are welcome. Direct sunlight especially hot summer afternoon sun will cause leaf burn.
  2. Soil
    Mixes for container plants, vegetables or herbs can be used.
  3. Watering
    Keep the soil evenly moist but not wet. Allow to max. dry to 60 % of the pots height before adding water.
  4. Feeding
    From spring to fall a half diluted standard liquid fertilizer can be given every month or second month. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
  5. Temperature
    Adiantum caudatum likes it warm and needs a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F).
  6. Propagation
    By division or spores.

Adiantum caudatum
The soft leaves do not tolerate direct sun.

Maidenhair-Fern
The Maidenhair-Fern likes warm spots with high humidity.

Profile
  1. Scientific name
    Adiantum caudatum
  2. Common name(s)
    Walking Maidenhair, Tailed Maidenhair or Trailing Maidenhair (Fern)
  3. Family
    Pteridaceae
  4. Origin
    South Eastern Asia
  5. Height
    15 to 30 cm
  6. Toxic
    No but not edible

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