Plant Care Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Also known as

Rosy Maiden Hair Fern

Taxonomy

Adiantum tenerum
Adiantum
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Brittle Maidenhair Fern

💦 Water

How often to water your Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Water needs for Brittle Maidenhair Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Brittle 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 Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Brittle Maidenhair Fern in your home

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

Brittle 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 Brittle Maidenhair Fern in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Brittle Maidenhair Fern

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Brittle 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.

Brittle Maidenhair Fern Water Frequency →

Brittle Maidenhair Fern Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Brittle 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 🏡.

Brittle Maidenhair Fern Light Requirements →

Brittle 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

Brittle 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.

Brittle Maidenhair Fern Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Brittle 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 Brittle Maidenhair Fern →

When and How to Successfully Repot Brittle Maidenhair Fern →


💩 Fertilizer

Brittle 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

Brittle Maidenhair Fern is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Brittle 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 Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Brittle 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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