The Guide to Caring For Your:
Adiantum formosum, also known as the Taiwanese Maidenhair Fern, is a delicate, feathery-leaved plant that is native to Taiwan and the Philippines. It is commonly used as a houseplant and can be grown in terrariums as well. Here is a guide to help you care for this fern.
Watering:Adiantum formosum requires consistently moist soil, but be careful not to overwater. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Water the fern thoroughly and evenly, making sure to avoid getting water on the fronds.
Lighting:This fern prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sun can scorch the leaves, so it's best to place it near a window that gets filtered light or under sheer curtains. If the leaves start to yellow, it may be receiving too much light and should be moved to a shadier spot.
Humidity:Adiantum formosum prefers high humidity, so it's a good idea to place a tray of water near the plant to increase the humidity. You can also mist the plant with water to keep the fronds hydrated.
Feeding:During the growing season (spring and summer), you can feed your Adiantum formosum with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks.
Pests & Deficiencies:Adiantum formosum is susceptible to common houseplant pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Regular inspections and prompt treatment can help prevent infestations. Yellowing leaves may indicate a deficiency in nutrients, and can be corrected by fertilizing regularly.