Plant Care Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern

Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern

Also known as

Adiantum amoenum, Adiantum bonii, Adiantum doctersii, Adiantum flabellifolium, Adiantum fuscum and Lindsaea sectorifolia


Adiantum flabellulatum

How to care for Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern


How often to water your Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern

Water needs for Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern 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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How to fertilize Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern: 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 Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern

Fan-leaved Maidenhair Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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