Pacific Maidenhair Fern
3.4 out of 5 (16 experiences)
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.
Also known as
Delta Maidenhair Fern
How to care for Pacific Maidenhair Fern
How often to water your Pacific Maidenhair Fern
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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Pacific Maidenhair Fern in your home
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
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.
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!
Pacific Maidenhair 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.
Pacific Maidenhair 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 🏡.
Pacific Maidenhair Fern is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.
Pacific Maidenhair 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.
Pacific Maidenhair 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.
Pacific Maidenhair 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!
Pacific Maidenhair Fern is native to Worldwide.
Pacific Maidenhair Fern does not flower.
Pacific Maidenhair Fern is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Pacific Maidenhair Fern can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Pacific Maidenhair 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
Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.
Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Pacific Maidenhair Fern, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.
Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!
Care Summary for Pacific Maidenhair Fern
Pacific Maidenhair Fern
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
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.