Plant Care Adiantum Caudatum

Adiantum Caudatum

Also known as

Walking Maidenhair, Walking Maidenhair, Tailed Maidenhair and Trailing Maidenhair


Adiantum caudatum

How to care for Adiantum Caudatum


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 located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Adiantum Caudatum in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

55% Medium

Growing Adiantum Caudatum in Columbia right now

Light needs for plant Adiantum Caudatum in Columbia, South Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Adiantum Caudatum in Columbia, South Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 25.5% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Columbia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to decrease by 25.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Adiantum Caudatum in Columbia, South Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Columbia is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayl…

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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..️

Columbia, South Carolina currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Adiantum Caudatum

Adiantum Caudatum

Adiantum Caudatum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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