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Adiantum trapeziforme (Giant maidenhair fern)

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Plant description

adiantum trapeziforme giant maidenhair fern 2(1)

adiantum trapeziforme giant maidenhair fern 1(1)

The Giant maidenhair fern is a lovely fern with shiny black stems and large diamond shaped leaves. The stems are attractively arched, and the new leaves are pale, maturing to having a silvery green then dark green. It likes a moist soil rich in organic matter. Tidy any dead growth by snipping back close to the soil. Frost tender. Feed with a half strength liquid fertiliser in the warm months. Good for under trees, container growing and hanging baskets. If growing indoors, mist at least once a week.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: not specified.

Pests

Mealy bug

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Half strength liquid fertiliser in the warm months.

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