Plant Care Adiantum Caudatum
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Adiantum Caudatum

Also known as

Walking Maidenhair, Walking Maidenhair, Tailed Maidenhair and Trailing Maidenhair

Taxonomy

Adiantum caudatum
Adiantum
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Adiantum Caudatum

Water

How often to water your Adiantum Caudatum

Water needs for Adiantum Caudatum
0.5 cups
every 9

Adiantum Caudatum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Adiantum Caudatum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Walking Maidenhair in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Adiantum Caudatum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Adiantum Caudatum may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Adiantum Caudatum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Adiantum Caudatum: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Adiantum Caudatum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Adiantum Caudatum

Adiantum Caudatum

Adiantum Caudatum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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