Adiantum peruvianum, Silver Dollar

Adiantum peruvianum

Silver Dollar
Family: Pteridaceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Adiantum peruvianum, commonly known as the Silver Dollar plant, is a popular house plant native to South America. It is a robust small shrub that grows between two and five feet tall, with ornamental foliage and a showy, tropical look.

Adiantum peruvianum is best suited to full sun, semi-shade and moderate water. This plant thrives in areas with high humidity and lots of air movement. It is hardy in USDA Zone 9-11 and can also be grown in a pot in colder regions.

For indoor growing, Adiantum peruvianum needs bright, indirect light, with the occasional mid-day sun. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy, with monthly fertilizer and regular misting. When the plant is in its dormant winter stage, it is best to water only when the soil is completely dry. Be sure to keep it away from cold drafts or areas with low humidity.

Outdoors, Adiantum peruvianum can be planted in well-drained soil, with partial sun. Also, be sure to keep the soil evenly moist and supplement with fertilizer every two or three months during the growing season. If you live in a cold region, it is best to bring the plant in during the winter and protect it from frost.

Overall, Adiantum peruvianum is an easy to care for plant that can add a tropical flair to your home or garden. With some TLC, it will produce vibrant foliage, adding character and interest to any room.

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Adiantum peruvianum, Silver Dollar
Adiantum peruvianum, Silver Dollar

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