Elegant, lacy foliage on black stems makes this maidenhair fern a standout, even among others in the genus. In addition, when new fronds emerge in late winter or early spring, they are bright bronze-pink. Only about a foot high, Himalayan maidenhair ferns can spread by creeping rhizomes to form a sizeable colony. They also make eye-catching indoor plants and pair well with orchids.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsLacy, delicate foliage on black stalks. Evergreen, but deciduous below 14°F. Spreads indefinitely.
CareGrow in moist but well-drained soil in part shade.
PropagationDivide in early spring. Sow spores when ripe at 59°F or warmer.
ProblemsGenerally problem-free, but scale insects may occur if fern is grown under glass.
- Genus : Adiantum
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
- Uses : Containers
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Height : Under 6 inches