Adiantum raddianum 'Kensington Gem'

Adiantum raddianum ‘Kensington Gem’

Delta maidenhair fern

  • Botanical name: Adiantum raddianum 'Kensington Gem'
  • Common name: Delta maidenhair fern
  • Family: Pteridaceae
  • Plant Type: House plant, Perennial, Evergreen
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Native to the tropics, in temperate regions the Delta maidenhair fern, Adiantum raddianum ‘Kensington Gem’, makes a gorgeous, leafy houseplant. Each frond bears small, delicate leaves held on contrasting black stems.


For best results grow Adiantum raddianum ‘Kensington Gem’ in a bright spot indoors out of direct sunlight, in moist, well-drained soil. It thrives in high humidity, so a bright, steamy bathroom or kitchen is the ideal spot for it. Low humidity will result in the leaf tips turning brown.

How to grow Adiantum 'Kensington Gem'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    40cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist
  • Plant care: Brightspot-not direct sunlight, needs a humid spot/position

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

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Do not Plant in October

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Do not Plant in December


Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Adiantum 'Kensington Gem' and wildlife

Adiantum 'Kensington Gem' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Adiantum 'Kensington Gem' poisonous?

Adiantum 'Kensington Gem' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Adiantum 'Kensington Gem'