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Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum aethiopicum

$36.00
Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
Grower
Eco Pot
Ceramic
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  • Pet Safe:Yes

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 4" to 6" W 6" to 8" H

With such bright and delicate fronds, The Maidenhair Fern is absolutely worth the extra effort! This diva prefers moist soil, low light and humid conditions but the extra TLC will pay off quick!

Maidenhair Fern
Maidenhair Fern
About Maidenhair Fern

Plants often get their names from folklore! The Maidenhair Fern genus is derived from the Greek word for "unwetted" because rainwater runs off the fronds. The arrangement of leaflets on the fern mirrors the hair of Venus, from Roman mythology. She was a creature of the sea, amply developed and with remarkable dry hair. Thus the common name maidenhair fern we use today.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Likes a lot of humidity

Pet Friendly: Yes

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

Origins

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.

Maidenhair Fern

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people with pets
  • Great for people who nurture their plants like their children
  • Great for people using Feng Shui
Maidenhair Fern

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light
  • Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis

Adiantum aethiopicum Care Guide

Maidenhair Fern

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