Silver Dollar Fern (Adiantum peruvianum)

Silver Dollar Fern (Adiantum peruvianum)

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Adiantum peruvianum is a type of Maidenhair Fern that is a large, beautiful, and native to Peru. It is of tropical origin and is quite hardy in cultivation, but requires highly humid conditions with moderate heat in temperate climates.

Adiantum peruvianum has black stems and large flat pinnules. New growth is oval shaped and displays a pale pink shade, later turning to pale green with a metallic sheen and finally to a dark green. Spores are produced around the edge of the leaflets.

Adiantum peruvianum is a remarkably handsome species, the fronds spread and hang gracefully dependent as the boughs of a weeping willow. Adiantum peruvianum grows to 1m (39 inch) high x 0.8m (31 inch) wide.