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Southern Maidenhair fern care guide

Written by Maggie

Jan 28 2021

Southern Maidenhair fern care guide

Southern maidenhair fern leaves are small, dense, contrasting with the great variety. There is scattered light that can be placed in the indoor cultivation, viewing, and it can also be placed on the windowsill, head of a bed, a desk, table, shelf, tea table, dresser and inside toilet. The following are growing Southern maidenhair fern care.

Southern maidenhair fern care

1. Soil care for growing Southern maidenhair fern

Southern Maidenhair Fern likes loose, fertile, acidic soils. The following recipe can be used when we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern: Garden Soil: Leaf-rot Soil: Sand = 4:5:1; Peat: leaf rot: sand = 4:4:2.

2. Fertilization care for growing Southern Maidenhair Fern  

Southern Maidenhair Fern requires a small amount of fertilizer. Generally, thin liquid fertilizer can be applied once a month. If a small amount of calcium fertilizer can be applied, the growth will be better. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, pay attention to that watering fertilization can not stain the leaf surface, otherwise easy to cause leaves yellow, affect the ornamental effect.

Southern Maidenhair Fern likes fertilizer but doesn't have much of a need for it. Spring, summer and autumn are the growing seasons of Southern Maidenhair Fern, which can be applied once every 30 days with 20 times of decayed liquid fertilizer, or twice with 1000 times of "Huatuoduo" universal fertilizer. In the meantime, when we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, 1000 times of ferrous sulfate solution can be added 2 ~ 3 times.

No fertilization in summer when the temperature is hot. Stop fertilizing in autumn when the temperature is cool. When applying decayed liquid fertilizer to Southern Maidenhair Fern, apply it slowly along the mouth of the basin with a fine-nozzle watering. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, do not let the fertilizer stick to the leaves, otherwise the leaves will easily burn.

3. Watering care for growing Southern Maidenhair Fern

Southern Maidenhair Fern prefers a warm, humid and semi-cloudy environment. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, water should be watered once a day during the growing season and once in the morning and once in the evening during the hot summer. Water should also be sprayed on the foliage and the ground around the pot to improve air humidity. This will keep the leaves green. If the water supply is insufficient or the air is dry, the leaf will turn yellow or roll edge scorched and withered. In order to make the leaves green, it is best to put the flowerpot on a wet sand table for maintenance.

Southern Maidenhair Fern likes moist soil and moist air. After the Southern Maidenhair Fern begins to grow in spring, water should be watered to keep the pot soil in a moist state, and sprinkle water around it frequently to increase air humidity. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern in the late spring to early autumn when the temperature is higher, keeping the basin soil moist at the same time, should increase the number of sprinklers.

At the end of autumn, winter and early spring when the temperature is low, it is better to wet the basin soil, and can not let the surface of the basin soil dry. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, watering should be regular in its surrounding sprinkling water to increase air humidity.

4. Light care for growing Southern Maidenhair Fern  

Southern Maidenhair fern is shaded, but still requires some light during the growing season. Indoor maintenance had better be put on the bedroom east or north windowsill, its illumination level is more ideal. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern in summer, 50% ~ 60% of the sunlight should be covered at noon, and light can be seen appropriately in the morning and evening. Excessive illumination will cause the scorched leaf margin. If placed on the outdoor balcony cultivation, summer should be shading, avoid direct sunlight, otherwise, easily cause leaf margin scorching.

Southern maidenhair fern care

5. Temperature care for growing Southern Maidenhair Fern  

The optimum temperature for growth of Southern Maidenhair Fern is 15 ~ 20℃, and only when the temperature is not lower than 10℃ in winter can the leaves keep fresh green. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern in high summer, if the temperature is too high, the plants need to be sprayed with water every day.

6. southern maidenhair fern care for growing in spring

Repot Southern Maidenhair Fern in spring. Repot Southern Maidenhair Fern once a year. Southern Maidenhair Fern likes dampness and is afraid of bright light. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern in early spring should have appropriate morning and evening light, spring should be arranged in the room with bright scattered light.

Water and fertilizer management should be paid attention to when Southern Maidenhair fern begins to grow in spring. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern in the indoor layout, especially attention should be paid to increase the indoor air humidity. Improving indoor air humidity is the key to cultivate Southern Maidenhair Fern at home. Increasing the daily application of ferrous sulfate can not only increase the acidity of the soil, conducive to its growth, but also can make the leaves more green.

7. southern maidenhair fern care for growing in summer

In summer, high temperature, strong light and dry climate are not suitable for the growth of Southern Maidenhair Fern. Therefore, when we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, it should be cultivated indoors in a place with bright light, keep the pot soil moist, and spray around it to improve the air humidity. Do not fertilize when the temperature is hot. Southern Maidenhair Fern is afraid of wind blowing, should not be placed in front of the electric fan and air conditioning outlet, air humidity is low in the room with air conditioning, and should increase the number of spray.

8. Southern maidenhair fern care for growing in autumn

Southern Maidenhair fern can still grow normally in autumn, so when we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, attention should be paid to the management of water and fertilizer. After the temperature drops at the end of autumn, attention should be paid to maintaining the indoor temperature, gradually reducing the amount of watering, making the pot soil moist, and gradually moving it to the place where there is morning and evening light for cultivation.

Southern maidenhair fern care

9. Southern maidenhair fern care for growing in winter

Southern Maidenhair Fern is not hardy and the room temperature should be kept above 5 ° C. At this time, the growth of Southern Maidenhair Fern is in a stagnant state, and the leaf color is dark green. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, it can be appropriately increased morning and evening illumination (avoid the strong light at noon), less watering, so that the basin soil is biased, and no fertilization is given.

When the indoor temperature is kept above 10%, the Southern Maidenhair Fern grows well with bright green leaves. When we grow and care for Southern maidenhair fern, the soil in the basin should be kept moist, but no fertilizer should be applied. When the indoor temperature is high, the air humidity will be correspondingly low, so attention should be paid to supplementing the air humidity.