Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, acidic soils in full shade. Spreads slowly by creeping, branching rhizomes to form large colonies over time.Common name:
1.00 to 2.50 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
diantum raddianum and Adiantum tenerum are the two best known species. There are many varieties which possess double- or multi-feathered fronds. When they shoot, the young leaves are light green, or sometimes reddish, as, for example, in Adiantum tenerum "Scutum Roseum".Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial Shade Soil:
15° C (59° F). Fertilizer:
Apply any organic fertilizer Care:
- Keep evenly moist and use soft water.
- Do not allow it to dry out or the fronds will wither very rapidly.
- If the plant has dried out for only a short time, immersing the root-stock in water is helpful.
- Also cut off any brown fronds.
- The plant should then begin to shoot again.
- Give a little less water in winter (except in very warm rooms).
Attractive ornamental fern for the shaded border, woodland garden, shaded rock garden or native plant garden. Combine with broad leaves of hostas, caladiums or brunneras. Also effective as an edger along paths in shade gardens.UseCulinary use:Ornamental use:
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
No serious insect or disease problems. High summer heat may cause fronds to brown by mid to late summer, particularly if good soil moisture is not maintained and/or plants are grown in too much sun.