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Care of the plant Adiantum capillus-veneris or Maidenhair fern.

Care of the plant Adiantum capillus-veneris or Maidenhair fern

Adiantum is a genus of about 250 species of ferns in the family Pteridaceae. Some species are: Adiantum capillus-veneris, Adiantum lunulatum, Adiantum pedatum, Adiantum macrophyllum, Adiantum raddianum, Adiantum tractum, Adiantum cuneatum, Adiantum farleyense.

Common names: Maidenhair fern, Venus hair fern, Black maidenhair fern, Southern maidenhair fern.

They are ferns with black stems and bright green leaves, kidney shaped and lobed at the tip. It is a small and delicate plant.

They are used as a houseplant and to decorate fountains. It has medicinal properties to treat respiratory conditions.

Adiantum capillus-veneris needs an illuminated exposure but without direct sun and can tolerate cold but not frost.

The soil for these plants should be composed of a mixture of 2/3 of garden substrate and 1/3 of peat.

If they are grown in a fountain, it is not necessary to water them, but if they are grown indoors, they should be watered every 2 days with water without lime.

Fertilize every 2 months with organic powder or liquid fertilizer.

It's a plant prone to attack by mites.

They can be propagated at the end of winter by division.

Images of the plant Adiantum capillus-veneris or Maidenhair fern

Adiantum capillus-veneris
Adiantum capillus-veneris
Adiantum capillus-veneris
Adiantum capillus-veneris
 

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