Plant Care Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Also known as

Rosy Maiden Hair Fern


Adiantum tenerum

How to care for Brittle Maidenhair Fern


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 located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Brittle Maidenhair Fern in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

57% Medium

Growing Brittle Maidenhair Fern in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Brittle Maidenhair Fern in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Brittle Maidenhair Fern in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.2% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Tallahassee is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to decrease by 19.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Brittle Maidenhair Fern in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of …

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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..️

Tallahassee, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

When to repot Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Nutrient needs for plant Brittle Maidenhair Fern in Tallahassee, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Tallahassee is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Brittle Maidenhair Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tallahassee, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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