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Bring Nature's Beauty to Your Home with the Adiantum tenerum wrightii Fan Maiden Hair Fern

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Common Maiden Hair Fern, Fan Maiden Hair Fern
Regional name:
Marathi - Hansraj, Hindi - Hansraj, Gujarati - Hanspadi, Kannada - Pursha, Punjabi - Gunkiri, Sanskrit - Brahmadani, Tamil - Mayisikki.
Ferns, Indoor Plants, Groundcovers, Medicinal Plants
Polypodiaceae or Fern family


  • Overview: The Common Maidenhair Fern, also known as 'Fern Maidenhair,' is a delicate, perennial fern native to various regions worldwide. It is characterized by its graceful, fan-shaped fronds and wiry, black stems.

Plant Information

  • Botanical Name: Adiantum capillus-veneris
  • Family: Pteridaceae
  • Hardiness Zone: 7-11
  • Native Range: North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia

Plantation and Growing

  • Site Selection: Partial to full shade, well-draining soil
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, and slightly acidic (pH 6.0-7.0)
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged
  • Spacing: 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart
  • Propagation: Division, spores

Care and Maintenance

  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring
  • Pruning: Remove dead fronds as needed to maintain a tidy appearance
  • Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for aphids, scale, and slugs; avoid overwatering to prevent root rot

Benefits and Uses

  • Ornamental Value: Ideal for shaded gardens, woodland settings, and as a houseplant
  • Erosion Control: Can be used to stabilize soil on slopes and prevent erosion
  • Air Purification: Helps to purify the air by removing toxins and releasing oxygen
  • Medicinal Properties: Historically used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including respiratory issues and hair loss (consult a medical professional before use)

Additional Tips

  • Container Growing: Can be grown in containers with proper drainage and appropriate soil mix
  • Companion Plants: Pairs well with other shade-loving plants, such as hostas, astilbes, and heucheras
  • Winter Care: In colder climates, protect the fern with a layer of mulch during winter months