It is used as a potted plant or in moist rockeries. It is used in shaded patio pots or in moist protected gully settings. This plant produces very fine foliage otherwise it is the same as the species. Adiantaceae The plants in this family are represented by three major evolutionary lines adiantoids, pteroides and cheilanthoids. They are terrestrial or grow on rocks at a range of from temperate to tropical regions.
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Maidenhair Fern is the common name for this beautiful little fern. Moist humid air, warm temperatures and bright, indirect light are requirements for the Adiantum Fern and it is best suited for growing in a terrarium or a naturally humid room. They are most definitely not for those that do not want to spend much time on their indoor plant care. Some house plants will survive just about anywhere but ferns need constant moisture and more humidity than many plants.
Bright light is usually a requirement, although a few ferns tolerate a lower light situation. Most ferns will do well in bright, indirect light. Requiring a regular schedule of watering and care, they should not be allowed to dry out completely.
Be prepared to spend more time on your Adiantum ferns than you would on many other plants. Ferns tends to lose foliage on a regular basis, especially if the lighting is not quite right, the humidity is too low or the watering is not correct. Do not allow to dry out completely. Allow topsoil to become just dry to the touch before watering. Should not be kept overly wet either. This is one plant you will have to pay some attention to for good results. Please read sections on watering your indoor plants and lighting for your house plants also.
Provide as much humidity as you are able. Plant Adiantum Fern in a terrarium, use a humidity tray, group with other plants or give it a home in your most humid room! Please provide bright, indirect light for your Adiantum Fern. Keep your fern foliage clean and initially keep an eye out for insect problems.
Mealybug and scale can sometimes be a problem but a good wash down with soapy water should be sufficient to control these pests.
On some ferns this can be difficult and it may be easier to remove the foliage with the pest problems first and then spray the rest with soap mixture. Just make sure you treat as soon as you notice a problem as they can damage your plant. Adiantum Fern It is a good idea to quarantine any new additions to your indoor house plant family for a few weeks just to be sure there are not any insects that were not noticed at first.
Wash down your new indoor house plant with a mixture of water and mild dish detergent. I like to add a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil or Orange Essential oil to my house plant cleaning solution. Apply to top and lower leaf and stem surfaces of your house plants, being careful not to saturate the soil. You can clean by hand or use a spray bottle to apply your house plant cleaning solution.
I use a sponge moistened with my cleaning solution to gently wipe the top and lower leaf surfaces. Cleaning of your house plants should be a regular part of your house plant care. Lower, older fronds should be the first to die off, as they are replaced with new growth. Cut out any fronds as they begin to yellow or turn brown as this will help encourage new growth. Ferns can look unsightly if they are not kept well groomed.
It is normal for a new plant to shed some of its old foliage while acclimating to a new environment. Amazon Product - May Earn Commission Turn your indoor fern plant on a regular basis to keep the foliage growing evenly. Removing older, lower fronds occasionally will help to stimulate new growth, helping to keep your Adiantum fern looking fresh and beautiful. Adiantum fern plant care questions? Thanks for visiting and come back soon as indoor house plant care information, pictures and more are being added all of the time.
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Not defined Adiantum Raddianum special feature Adiantum raddianum commonly called Delta maidenhair fern, and its cultivars are perhaps the most commonly grown of the non-winter hardy maidenhair ferns. Triangular, 3- or 4-pinnate fronds with dark stalks emerge from a dense rootstock of short, branching rhizomes. Adiantum Raddianum uses The plant is used for the ornamental purpose Frequently Asked Questions When to plant fern bulbs? You can plant fern bulbs in the spring and summer season for better result. Do fern plants need sunlight? In case of direct sunlight the leaves may get burnt. Can fern plants be outside?
Description Edit They are distinctive in appearance, with dark, often black stipes and rachises , and bright green, often delicately cut leaf tissue. The sori are borne submarginally, and are covered by reflexed flaps of leaf tissue which resemble indusia. Dimorphism between sterile and fertile fronds is generally subtle. They generally prefer humus -rich, moist, well-drained sites, ranging from bottomland soils to vertical rock walls.