Plant Care Delta Maidenhair Fern
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Delta Maidenhair Fern

3.3 out of 5 (12 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, Pacific Maidenhair fern and Delta maidenhair fern

Taxonomy

Adiantum raddianum
Adiantum
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Delta Maidenhair Fern

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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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Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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!


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Care Summary for Delta Maidenhair Fern

Delta Maidenhair Fern

Delta 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.

What other plant parents say

Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Delta Maidenhair Fern has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Kace avatar
@Kace
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 181 XP
10/16/2021

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
@Tessasplants
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/08/2021

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Nicola avatar
@Nicola
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 37 XP
globe Mexborough, England
09/27/2021

It’s so difficult to keep alive!

Needs constant moisture & sunlight.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Happyplantlife avatar
@Happyplantlife
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 143 XP
globe Corona, California
09/21/2021

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

Owenwist avatar
@Owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Chung eun avatar
@Chung eun
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 221 XP
06/18/2021

Lush, cute, likes cooler temp

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Lucia avatar
@Lucia
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 802 XP
05/06/2021

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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