The genus name is derived from the Greek word adiantos, which means ‘unwetted’- an apt description as its leaves repel water. They have delicate fan-shaped leaf segments, typically clustered on wiry black stems.
- Position: Indirect sunlight only. Avoid harsh light or direct rays, as the delicate leaves can burn easily.
- Water: Water every 1 to 2 days, ensuring soil is consistently moist.
- Temperature: Keep above 21°C, away from cold drafts. Prefers a moisture rich environment such as a bathroom or greenhouse.
- Ultimate Height: 30cm-60cm.
- Pot Size: 12cm
Although the adiantum is visually stunning throughout all stages of their growth, they are considered a slow-growing fern, typically taking up to three years to reach their full mature size.