Scientific Name: Adiantum spp.
Common Name: maidenhair fern
Family Name: Pteridaceae
Origin: South America, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Fern, Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant, Waterside planting
Exposure: Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Bipinnate, Tripinnate, Deltoid, Oblong, Rhomboidal, Sinuate
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown
Key ID Features:
For common local species, stipes are wiry and reddish-brown to black; frond blades 1-5(-9) pinnate, pinnules mostly trianglular, fan-shaped, lobes on lt least one margin, pale green; sori marginal and usually protected by a false indusium formed from the reflexed leaf margin.