Adiantum raddianum 'Fragrantissimum' (Maidenhair Fern) 12cm

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Maidenhair Fern

Spruce up your interior style with this trendy Maidenhair fern, ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

Bring effortless chic to your home with this lacy beauty, Adiantum raddianum 'Fragrantissimum', best known as the Maidenhair Fern. Incredibly fine upright black fronds each bear lots of delicate scalloped leaves which emerge a zesty lime-green colour when young before developing a darker green tone. A plant for year-round interest, it loves a humid, bright spot so it's absolutely ideal for use as a potted plant in a bathroom, kitchen or terrarium. Easy to care for and low maintenance, these moisture-loving houseplants not only look lovely, but they help to purify the air in your home too.

A simple, lush and leafy houseplant which fits in well with minimalist or contemporary styles.
Please note that the pot in the photograph is for illustrative purposes only and is not supplied with the plant.

Key Features

Plant Type: Houseplant

Hardiness: H1 Very tender. Indoor plant suitable for home or conservatory.

Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 50cm x 40cm (Mature age: 2 Years)

Foliage Colour: Green

Aromatic Foliage: No

Foliage Type: Evergreen

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy, Acid, Alkaline

Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained

Light Exposure: Part Shade

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Plant Care & Advice

Maidenhair ferns do best in a partially shaded spot out of direct sunlight. They can be positioned on north or east-facing windowsills, but are best positioned slightly away from the window in west or south-facing rooms. When they're happy, they produce plenty of new fronds and will need repotting every few years into a slightly larger pot, using multipurpose or houseplant compost.

Water them regularly - poke your finger into the compost and if it feels dry give it some water, allowing the water to drain out of the bottom of the pot. During winter, it will need less watering than when in growth during the spring and summer months. Mist the leaves regularly, especially in rooms where humidity is low.

For best results, feed regularly using a houseplant fertiliser between April and September. Before feeding, ensure the compost is already slightly moist with water otherwise that feed could burn the roots.

The only pruning required is the occasional removal of dead fronds, which should be snipped off at the base with a sharp pair of scissors.