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Adiantum variegatum (Maidenhair fern)

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Plant description

The variegated maidenhair fern has soft tear drop shaped leaves, green and attractively coloured with cream markings, with stems that are shiny black and arching. Likes a humus rich soil and consistent moisture levels. If allowed to dry out, the fronds will die back, but it can reshoot from the clump. Tidy by cutting back dead fronds to the base. Feed with a half strength liquid fertiliser in the warm months. Does not like direct sunlight, and is best in a shady frost free position. Also good for indoors and container growing.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: not specified
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified

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.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: not specified.

Pests

Mealy bugs

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

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

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