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Adiantum capillus-veneris, commonly known as the southern maidenhair fern, is a delicate, graceful fern native to North and South America.
Watering:Adiantum capillus-veneris requires consistent moisture and should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly and allow the soil to drain completely, then water again when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as this can cause leaf drop.
Lighting:Adiantum capillus-veneris thrives in bright, indirect light. It is best to place the plant near an east or north-facing window, or use sheer curtains to diffuse direct sun. Avoid harsh, direct sun, which can scorch the delicate fronds.
Humidity:Adiantum capillus-veneris prefers high humidity, so it's a good idea to mist the plant regularly, especially in drier indoor environments. You can also place a tray of water near the plant to help increase humidity.
Feeding:Adiantum capillus-veneris benefits from regular feeding with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding to once every 6-8 weeks in fall and winter.
Pests & Deficiencies:Adiantum capillus-veneris is susceptible to a few common houseplant pests, including spider mites, scale insects, and mealybugs. Regularly inspecting the plant and treating pests promptly can prevent infestations. Leaf yellowing may indicate a nutrient deficiency, which can be corrected with proper fertilization.