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Question by  MsSnoop (29)

How do you care for a maidenhair fern?

I have a new maidenhair fern, however I do not have a green thumb, how do I care for it?


Answer by  MrPKitty (329)

The thing to remember about maidenhair ferns is that they like stability. They'll put up with a slight chill, a little dryness and even some direct morning light. What they don't like is to be moved around. So pick a spot, indoors or out that has shade to dappled sun, with steady temperatures and loamy soil.


Answer by  informant31 (510)

You should keep your maidenhair fern in the shade. Make sure th soil is moist, and not soaking wet. In the winter you can cut back on watering, but do not let the soil get too dry. You should also groom your fern regularly.


Answer by  Sandra34 (7)

The main requirement for keeping a maidenhair fern in a house (particularly one with central heating) is that it gets enough water. I usually stand it in a saucer of water. Regular misting with warmish water is also beneficial. In fact these plants thrive in a moist environment such as a bathroom.


Answer by  babalu (177)

Place your plant in a location that gets bright shade. You will want to keep the soil consistently moist without being soggy and use a humidity tray underneath the plant.


Answer by  gratia (29)

Make sure that the soil is evenly moist and doesn't get completely dry. Use pebbles under the soil and moss on top to keep even moisture.


Answer by  wights (73)

Find one place in the home where it will get enough natural lighting and humidity. Leave it there. Fertilize every two weeks in the summer. Don't place in bathroom.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

They are typically grown inside. They should be planted in a highly fertile and well drained soil. Place in a bright, indirect sunny area. Water 2-3 times a week.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

Keep the temperature and humidity steady and do not move plant. Give it moderate light or filtered sunlight, not direct sunlight. Keep soil moist. Using a pebble water tray beneath it will keep good humidity level.

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