Things I Like About Maiden Hair Ferns

  1. The transparent leaves
  2. The contrast between the dark brown/black colour of the stem and the leaves.
  3. The way the leaves unfurl
  4. They’re so delicate, yet somehow hardy. A good example of a resilient plant vs. a resistant plant. [1]

  1. If a maiden hair fern dies off, you shouldn’t classify it dead until there has been no new growth for 18 months. You can help start it growing again by: 1. Burning it 2. Cutting back all the fronds to a stubble 3. If in a pot, submerging the pot in a bucket of water until bubbles stop. This indicates that the soil is saturated.  ↩

Posted on December 14, 2015 and filed under garden.