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Being one of the most delicate types of ferns it is grown indoors along with much care. The common name of this plant is Maidenhair Fern. It has triangular leaflets which are green in color and are called pinnae. The plant has foliage with black arching wiry fronds. There is a variety of Maidenhair Fern plant.
The scientific name of Maidenhair Fern plant is Adiantum raddianum. Known for its foliage this plant can live for a longer time if it is kept under proper care. It is a native plant from South America. It grows generally from rhizomes and spread under the soil's surface. These plants grow well in high humid conditions.
It is not so difficult to look after this plant.
Indirect light from sun, high humid condition and moist soil are some of the major requirements needed for this plant to grow.
Re-potting must be done once within a time period of two years during the spring season as it enhances the plant's growth.
This plant will grow well and healthily if it is kept well watered while drying out of the soil may result into the decay of this plant.
However, if watering leads to soggy soil it may affect the plant's growth.
Soil rich in organic matters, peat moss and mix can be very good for the growth of these plants.
Potting mix rich in fertilizer must not be used as it harms the plants.
Shaded light or indirect sunlight or filtered sunlight is suitable for this plant's growth while direct sunlight is to be avoided.
Average temperature as needed by this plant is sixteen degree Celsius to twenty four degree Celsius and needs humid moist air.
This plant has insignificant flowers and the blooming time is the month of April.
The plant grows up to fifty feet to eighty feet of height.
Diluted fertilizer enhances growth in case of these plants and it must be given during the months from April to September at a rate of once in a month.
The plant is rich in Vitamin A and is mainly used for the treatment of Bronchitis, coughs, excess mucus, nasal congestion, sore throat, snake bites, bee stings and many more.