At this time of the year Maidenhair ferns are looking so spectacular that its easy to buy two or three at the blink of an eye. The soft delicate foliage on arching branches, makes it an ideal choice for well- lit indoor areas or where there is a little moisture in the air, such as a bathroom.
Maidenhairs will very quickly tell you they are not happy and as soon as the soil dries out the fronds shrivel and crisp up. The reason why many gardeners have a love-hate relationship with them.
Tips for successful Maidenhair Fern cultivation:
- Maidenhair ferns require indirect light, if placed indoors and in a moist cool shaded position outdoors.
- Self-watering pots are ideal as the plant has access to continual moisture. If planting in a clay or glazed pot, select a pot at least 1/3 the height of the plant.