How To Grow Maidenhair Fern


With its feathery light, soft light green leaves and contrasting black stem, the Maidenhair fern (Adiantum aeethiopicum) is a lovely addition to any indoor area or shaded garden bed.

Great For – Adding softness and texture to any designer home with its delicate foliage.
Position – Filtered sun, ensuring protection from the hot afternoon sun
Water – Water regularly to keep soil constantly moist, but not wet
Soil – Well drained soil that is rich in organic matter
When To Grow – All year round
Hot Tip – Maidenhair Ferns are particular with their water. They don’t like having wet feet, and they don’t appreciate having dry soil. It is best to try and keep the soil moist at all times to get the best growth from the fern.

How To Grow

Step 1 – Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden or choose a position indoors that receives filtered sun and is protected from the hot afternoon sun.
Step 2 – Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
Step 3 – Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
Step 4 – Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
Step 5 – Feed lightly once a year with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food

Growing Tips


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