Plant Care Rough maidenhair fern
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Rough maidenhair fern

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Rough maidenhair fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Rough maidenhair fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Five-fingered jack, bronze venus fern, Rosey maidenhair and Rosy maidenhair

Taxonomy

Adiantum hispidulum
Adiantum
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Rough maidenhair fern

Water

How often to water your Rough maidenhair fern

Water needs for Rough maidenhair fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Rough maidenhair fern 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 Rough maidenhair fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Rough maidenhair fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rough maidenhair fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rough 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rough maidenhair fern in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rough maidenhair fern

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rough 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 Rough maidenhair fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Rough maidenhair fern is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Rough maidenhair fern

Rough maidenhair fern

Rough maidenhair fern


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.

What other plant parents say

Rough maidenhair fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Rough maidenhair fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Rough maidenhair fern has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Rough maidenhair fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Rough maidenhair fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Anne avatar
@Anne
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 226 XP
07/22/2021

it dies a lot, but is absolutely stunning

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Auttiereeree avatar
@Auttiereeree
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,601 XP
globe Salem, Oregon
07/22/2021

super hard to keep happy😭

Browns easily Browns easily

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