ADIANTUM: Maidenhair Fern
This is the first time I have had a MAIDENHAIR FERN in a very long time,
for a variety of reasons. I recieved one as a gift, so I am curious about this genus.
ADIANTUM is a genus of 250 varieties that are native to a variety of
places, including North & South America (the Andes Mountains!) & New Zealand. There is even a Maidenhair Fern native to California.
The beautiful, feathery foliage has light green compound fronds with
TINY leaflets. They are usually grown as house plants & are
notoriously difficult to keep alive. Years ago I was smitten, but soon discouraged by how quickly they could wither. Maybe my luck has changed. It is a new millennium...