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Venus

Maidenhair fern

{ Adiantum; Venus' hair fern }

£10.00

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About Venus

In the wild you'll find Venus hiding in the shady crevices of rock faces, river banks and hot springs but she will be just as happy grown indoors as a London house plant. With her bright-green waving fronds, Venus will help bring life and colour to a shady space.

Details

Current height and spread : 25-30cm x 30cm
Eventual maximum height and spread: 60cm x 60cm

The maidenhair fern will arrive pre-planted with plenty of healthy compost in a plastic growpot with holes in the bottom to allow for drainage when watering. As a result, this growpot will require an additional pot, which you'll find recommended in the correct size below.

Likes

Venus will be happiest in a shady spot away from direct sunlight. Thanks to her tropical upbringing, the maidenhair fern particularly loves a humid atmosphere so a kitchen or bathroom is perfectly suited. Alternatively you can create humidity by spritzing Venus regularly with our mister.

Dislikes

Venus hates her soil getting too dry so make sure you keep her well-watered whilst not allowing her to sit in water for extended periods of time as this will encourage root rot.

Looking after this plant

You want to aim to keep Venus' soil moist between March-October by giving her a good soak 1-2 times per week. Between November-February reduce her watering to once every 7-10 days, allowing the maidenhair fern's soil to dry out between waterings.

To help promote healthy new growth in the growing season between April-October, we recommend applying this liquid fertilizer monthly.

Living with pets and children

Venus, the maidenhair fern, is a perfectly safe house plant for cats, dogs and children - cats even love to nibble her small leaves.

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