Evergreen maidenhair (Adiantum venustum)
Evergreen maidenhair (Adiantum venustum) is a fern that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Evergreen maidenhair (Adiantum venustum).
This plant is commonly known as evergreen maidenhair.
This is a semi-evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: evergreen maidenhair
Scientific name: Adiantum venustum
Plant type: Ferns
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full shade, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Evergreen maidenhair (Adiantum venustum), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Evergreen maidenhair (Adiantum venustum) is a plant that adapts to all types of soils, chalk, clay, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Adiantum venustum likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Evergreen maidenhair (Adiantum venustum) is a plant that should be grown in shade or partial shade positions.