Plant Care California Maidenhair Fern

California Maidenhair Fern

About California Maidenhair Fern

California Maidenhair Fern is a popular 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

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

California Maidenhair Fern prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

California Maidenhair Fern may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

California Maidenhair Fern Light Requirements →

California Maidenhair Fern Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

California Maidenhair Fern enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

California Maidenhair Fern Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

California Maidenhair Fern is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for California Maidenhair Fern →

When and How to Successfully Repot California Maidenhair Fern →


💩 Fertilizer

California Maidenhair Fern grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

California Maidenhair Fern is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

California Maidenhair Fern grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune California Maidenhair Fern →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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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