Plant Care Pacific Maidenhair Fern

Pacific Maidenhair Fern

3.4 out of 5 (16 experiences)

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

About Pacific Maidenhair Fern

Pacific Maidenhair Fern is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as browning easily and a fast grower with a whopping 587 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Pacific Maidenhair Fern likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Adiantum raddianum

Also known as

Delta Maidenhair Fern

How to care for Pacific Maidenhair Fern


How often to water your Pacific Maidenhair Fern

Water needs for Pacific Maidenhair Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Pacific 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 Pacific 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 Pacific Maidenhair Fern: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pacific 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 Pacific Maidenhair Fern

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

Difficulty Level

Pacific 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 Pacific Maidenhair Fern

Pacific Maidenhair Fern

Pacific 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

Pacific Maidenhair Fern has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Pacific Maidenhair Fern has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Pacific Maidenhair Fern has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Pacific Maidenhair Fern has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Pacific 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-1 214 Plants
xp 8,441 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 7 Plants
xp 342 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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