Plant Care California maidenhair fern

California maidenhair fern

About California maidenhair fern

California maidenhair fern is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

California maidenhair fern likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Adiantum jordanii
Adiantum
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for California maidenhair fern

Water

How often to water your California maidenhair fern

Water needs for California maidenhair fern
0.5 cups
every 9

California 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 California maidenhair fern

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 California maidenhair fern in your home

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

California 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 California maidenhair fern in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize California maidenhair fern

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

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Care Summary for California maidenhair fern

California maidenhair fern

California 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.

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