Plant Care Bronze Venus Fern

Bronze Venus Fern

3.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Bronze Venus Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Bronze Venus Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Rough Maidenhair Fern, Rough Maidenhair Fern, Five-fingered jack, bronze venus fern, Rosey maidenhair and Rosy maidenhair

Taxonomy

Adiantum hispidulum
Adiantum
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Bronze Venus Fern

💦 Water

How often to water your Bronze Venus Fern

Water needs for Bronze Venus Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Bronze Venus 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 Bronze Venus Fern

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Rough Maidenhair Fern in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bronze Venus Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bronze Venus 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 Bronze Venus Fern in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bronze Venus Fern

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Bronze Venus Fern is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Rough Maidenhair Fern →

Common Rough Maidenhair Fern Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Bronze Venus 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.

Rough Maidenhair Fern Water Frequency →

Rough Maidenhair Fern Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bronze Venus 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 🏡.

Rough Maidenhair Fern Light Requirements →

Rough 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

Bronze Venus 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.

Rough Maidenhair Fern Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Bronze Venus 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.

When and How to Successfully Repot Rough Maidenhair Fern →


💩 Fertilizer

Bronze Venus 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

Bronze Venus Fern is native to Worldwide.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Bronze Venus Fern is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Rough Maidenhair Fern →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Bronze Venus Fern can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Rough Maidenhair Fern Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Bronze Venus Fern can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 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 Bronze Venus Fern

Bronze Venus Fern

Bronze Venus 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.

What other plant parents say

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Bronze Venus Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Bronze Venus Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Bronze Venus Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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07/22/2021

it dies a lot, but is absolutely stunning

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07/22/2021

super hard to keep happy😭

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