Maidenhair Ferns
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Transplanting maidenhair ferns

Zone Southernncalifornia | Awentworth1 added on December 10, 2016 | Answered

How do I go about transplanting maidenhair ferns? Is there a specific time of year it is appropriate? Can they grow in direct sunlight?

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Alisma
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Answered on December 11, 2016

It is best to transplant in the early to mid fall or in the springtime. Choose a cool day, and avoid damaging the roots while moving them.

Although maidenhair ferns prefer indirect light, established plants can also grow in direct sunlight. It is advisable to provide newly transplanted ferns with some shade while they are getting established, until they begin to grow. Here is more about caring for these plants:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/maidenhair-fern/maidenhair-fern-care.htm

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