Northern Maidenhair Fern
2.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)
About Northern Maidenhair Fern
Northern Maidenhair Fern is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as browning easily and being a survivor with only 98 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Northern 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.
Northern Maidenhair Fern belongs to the adiantum genus, and is native to North America and Asia.
How to care for Northern Maidenhair Fern
Northern 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.
Northern 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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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 Northern Maidenhair Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This is a higher difficulty, finicky plant hands down. Got mine for $7 at Lowe’s so I assumed it’d be a reasonable plant to care for since it was so affordable. Lol wrong. I started it on the southern balcony where my upstairs apartment’s front door is. I put it under the awning where there is ample shade. It got badly sunburned and lost over half its foliage to crispy browning. I thought she was dead for a month (since the moisture meter read maximum wetness the whole time) but was surprised to see there was no root rot! I left it sitting in a pebble tray for moisture but did not notice the water level was too much and left the pot with “wet feet” for about a month. I hope I can save it by repotting into a self watering pot (which they love), but if it dies, I will honestly be relieved. I snipped off all the sad foliage all the way to the soil line. Supposedly these ferns can re-establish themselves even if you snip off ALL the foliage. Let’s see how this goes! I’m placing this on my eastern facing balcony, but starting it right up against the window indoors.