How to Grow Adiantum capillus-veneris Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) photograph by Cliff.

Adiantum capillus-veneris Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Adiantum capillus-veneris
  • Common Name: Maidenhair Fern
  • Growing Zone: USA: 8 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Fern, Indoor Plant

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Flower Details:
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade to partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation:
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Heavy Shade
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, Ground cover, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Does not bloom
  • Genus Detail: Adiantum
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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