The Adiantum Aethiopicum is a unique compact fern plant with flabellate leaves that alternate on shiny black stalks that spreads like a fractal to create a bushy habit. It is great for use in courtyards as a shrub or kept as a decorative plant in a bright light environment.


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Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum Aethiopicum)

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    • Place in part-sun to shade environments.
    • Plant in nutrient-rich damp soils
    • Water regularly but do not waterlog soil.
    • Can survive mild temperate environments and is is not heat or drought tolerant.
  • Botanical Name

    Adiantum aethiopicum

    Plant Type


    Mature Dimensions

    (Height x Spread)

    80 cm x 90 cm

    Sun Exposure

    Part Sun, Shade



    Bird and Wildlife Attracting?


    Foliage Type

    Flabellate alternating

    Foliage Colour