Monday, October 8, 2007

Adiantumraddianum (Delta Maidenhair Fern)

These ferns have delicate, pale-green fronds borne on black, wiry stalks. They mix well with both foliage and flowering house plants and are useful for softening the outline of arrangements. They are also attractive on their own. Small plants can be planted in terraria.

Warm, shady.

Adiantum raddianum grow to 1 foot in height with a similar spread. Plants of all sizes are offered for sale.

Feed with standard liquid fertilizer once a month during spring and summer.

Repot in spring using fern potting mixture but only when a mass of roots appears on the surface of the potting mixture.

Special points
Stand plants on trays filled with moist pebbles to increase humidity.

Similar-shaped species
Adiantum raddianum microphyllum has minute, dark-green, wedge-shaped leaflets. Adiantum hispidulum is very small and has fingerlike fronds.

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