Plant Care Delta Maidenhair Fern

Delta Maidenhair Fern

3.4 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Pacific Maidenhair Fern


Adiantum raddianum

How to care for Delta Maidenhair Fern


How often to water your Delta Maidenhair Fern

Water needs for Delta Maidenhair Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Delta 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 Delta Maidenhair Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Pacific Maidenhair Fern in your home

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

Delta 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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How to fertilize Delta Maidenhair Fern

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

Difficulty Level

Delta Maidenhair Fern can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Delta Maidenhair Fern

Delta Maidenhair Fern

Delta Maidenhair Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@oceanbacon avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 136 XP
globe Sacramento, CA

my first houseplant. WHEW. i love her, as all plants have personalities. i certainly don’t REGRET buying her because it’s made every other plant i’ve gotten seem very easy in comparison.

These plants are gorgeous if you’re a fern lover like me. They do very well in bathrooms as long as they have windows, and they thrive in humidity. i’ve found that watering once a week works well, and that they love bright, indirect light.

i’m pretty strapped for humidity because my bathroom has no window, so i have her near my dishwasher which releases steam as it washes, and it seems to work okay temporarily, but once i get a humidifier for my room, i’ll bring her into the rest of the gang

sort of a diva plant. would reccomend for someone with a little experience.
grow sorta fast in good humidity and bright indirect light. Don’t overwater but don’t overthink it like i did lol. (watering once to twice a week is my recommendation). very sweet-personality plant.

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Rachel avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 138 XP

Just don’t.

@Kace avatar
leaf-1 188 Plants
xp 11,325 XP

The most fickle plant I’ve ever had. We almost lost her but she’s slowly coming back. Really hoping to survive the winter.

Browns easily Browns easily
@tessasplants avatar
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP

Maidens hair is very hard to grow so I’m trying my best with this one

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Nicola avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Mexborough, England

It’s so difficult to keep alive!

Needs constant moisture & sunlight.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Happyplantlife avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 409 XP
globe Corona, CA

I love how delicate it looks. The bright green leaves and dark delicate brown stems. It’s so dainty.

@owenwist avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, NY

Yellows quickly if not watered all the time, and very fragile

Fast grower Fast grower
@chungkim avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 406 XP

Lush, cute, likes cooler temp

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
@lucia avatar
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 802 XP

very picky and requires water often but also is prone to fungus gnats. it’s definite not a beginner friendly plant. as u can see in this picture i’ve had to cut everything back as it browned out and all i have left is a small baby plant.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily

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