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Northern Maidenhair Fern

 Species : Adiantum Pedatum
 Family : Pteridaceae
 Genus : Adiantum
 Common names : Northern Maidenhair Fern
Northern Maidenhair Fern

This pretty, dainty and delicate fern with vivid bright green leaves on thin and wiry, shiny black or dark brown petioles (stem) will reach up to a height of 12-18 inches. The fronds which are feathery and circularNorthern Maidenhair Fern, grows outward in a flat, fan-like position; each frond or leaflet has 15 to 35 opposite pairs of smaller leaf segments with jagged margin along upper edge. Clusters of spore sacs are found on the underside of leaflets.

Northern Maidenhair ferns are well grown in moist, humus-rich, loose, well-drained soil in part to full shade. Plants can be propagated by dividing the creeping rhizomes and planted them just below the surface.

They can be grown as an ornamental fern. They thrive in litter under trees and are favourites of shade gardens. They are relatively easy to grow and there is no serious insect or disease problems.

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 1.  Posted on : 9.6.2010  By  :  Pallavi h.Kumar , Ponani, Ponani View Answer (1) Post Answer

What are the creepers?With more examples


Creepers are very much similar to climbers, like money plant, monstera, rangoon creeper, passion flower, they need support to grow upward or they have weak stems.

  Posted By :Yash R Toliwal , New Panvel (Maharashtra) | On 31.10.2011
 2.  Posted on : 21.4.2009  By  :  Julie Shaw , USA View Answer (1) Post Answer

What is the tiniest fern? Our bonsi club was considering using very tiny ferns as accept plants but can't find any small enough to suit us. Thanks J.Shaw


First thing is that the plant which u r seecting for making bonsai should have strong stem, ferns do not have the same characteristic, in other words u cannot make a bonsai of a fern.

  Posted By :Yash R Toliwal , New Panvel (Maharashtra) | On 31.10.2011
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