Monday, September 5, 2011

Adiantum Houseplants Care and Propagation

Maidenhair ferns (Adiantum) are very popular houseplants. They are fast growing, easy to care for, and they are easy to propagate.

Adiantums enjoy bright, sunny rooms, but they not like direct sunlight.

Keep the soil moist and do not allow the roots to dry out. Water when the top inch of soil becomes dry.

Maidenhair ferns do not need much in the way of liquid plant fertilizer. I have had good success just fertilizing the houseplant once each season.

The best soil for maidenhair ferns is a soil based potting mixture mixed half and half with coarse peat moss.

New Adiantums grow from the rhizomes. When repotting the mother fern, remove the rhizomes and break apart the clumps and repot. Avoid rotting by following the watering instructions.

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