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Plant Info & Care

Pet Friendly Yes

Ferns are non-toxic, though the ASPCA does not have a specific listing for Maidenhair

Care Level Medium

Likes a lot of humidity

Light Medium

Prefers medium levels of indirect light.

Water Low

Water well and then allow the soil to dry out between each watering.

Humidity Medium

Enjoys humidity. Spritz occasionally.

Air Quality Excellent

Cleans, filters and purifies the air in your home or office.

Plant Bio

Our maidenhair fern for delivery adds an elegant touch to any room. Its leaves are delicate, with gentle fronds that spill attractively over the edge of whichever pot you plant it in. This pretty plant prefers low light and lots of humidity, so use it to add pop of greenery to your bathroom. This medium-sized version looks great in a hanging basket. Mist every day to maintain that lush look.

Roots

Native to Africa, southern Asia through to northern Australia, with two species in tropical Central America.

Fun Facts

Maidenhair fern is the source of a pleasantly aromatic volatile oil long used as a rinse or shampoo that rendered black hair very shiny, hence the name Maidenhair. The tough, water-repellent, shiny black stems were used by Native American peoples in basketweaving. The genus name means "repels water," for indeed raindrops weigh down the fronds & drop onto the ground leaving the fronds nearly dry.

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