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Bring a touch of elegance and lush greenery to your indoor or outdoor space with our Adiantum peruvianum plug plant. This beautiful fern, native to Peru, is a tropical gem that thrives in partially shaded areas with well-draining moist soil. With its hardy nature, it can withstand temperatures down to 0°C, making it a versatile addition to your garden or as a captivating houseplant.

Adiantum peruvianum is known for its striking appearance, featuring black stems and large flat pinnules. As the leaves unfurl, they display a delicate pale pink shade that transitions to a mesmerizing pale green with a metallic sheen, ultimately settling into a deep, dark green tone. This remarkable species gracefully spreads its fronds, evoking the enchanting allure of a weeping willow.

Caring for your Adiantum peruvianum is a breeze. When cultivated indoors, it thrives in filtered light and prefers a constant temperature. To maintain a humid environment, consider placing a water-filled saucer with pebbles beneath the pot. However, ensure not to let the roots sit in standing water, as this fern dislikes excessive moisture.

For outdoor cultivation in warmer climates, seek out a cool, shaded area sheltered from harsh winds. A moist, humus-rich soil will provide the ideal conditions for optimal growth. It's important to note that Adiantum peruvianum excels in shady conditions, therefore should be shielded from direct sunlight or exceptionally bright light.

Watering is a critical aspect of fern care. During summer, water your Adiantum peruvianum liberally and ensure the soil remains moist throughout the winter. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root and stem rot. In the rare event that the fern dries out, don't fret—simply give it a deep soaking, and it will bounce back, offering fresh new leaves.

To enhance humidity levels, place the pot on a tray filled with moist pebbles and occasionally mist the foliage during hotter months. Maintaining a temperature above 21°C (70°F) is recommended, as Adiantum peruvianum may go dormant if exposed to cold drafts or temperatures below 15°C (60°F).

In terms of soil preference, this delightful fern enjoys rich, loose, organic compost. Mimicking its natural habitat in humus-rich woods, a slightly acidic soil provides the ideal growing conditions. Adding lime rock to potting soil can help increase acidity for container-grown plants.

To ensure healthy growth, feed your Adiantum peruvianum with a standard liquid fertilizer biweekly during its active growth period (spring through autumn). However, be cautious not to over-fertilize, as it may result in browning fronds.

Potting and repotting your fern should be undertaken annually or biannually, depending on its growth rate and pot size. Although Adiantum peruvianum can tolerate being slightly underpotted, it's advisable to repot when the roots fill the existing container. During repotting, dividing the plant can be done to expand your collection.

Adiantum peruvianum

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