Adiantum caudatum/Trailing Maidenhair, Walking Fern, Walking Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum caudatum / Adiantum caudatum
Soft, cascading foliage
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Soft, cascading foliage

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Fresh spring foliage

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Scientific Name: Adiantum caudatum
Common Name: Trailing Maidenhair, Walking Fern, Walking Maidenhair Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Comments: This evergreen fern produces somewhat rounded or ginkgo-like leaves which are attached to dark stalks. Makes an excellent container-grown plant, especially in hanging baskets and as a ground cover in warm climates and in conservatory-type buildings. Grooming is required from time to time to remove old, spent foliage. Best to cut back fern in late winter just before new growth begins. Cannot tolerate direct sunlight during mid-day in the Lower South.