One of the more popular maidenhair fern varieties Adiantum raddianum ‘Fritz Lüthi’ comes in two forms, one with a blue hue to the foliage.
This is a fern that will grow well indoors, or perhaps in a conservatory as it does appreciate good humidity.
Growing naturally in damp areas, it can be grown outdoors in a protected position, shade and moisture are required.
The fronds are triangular in shape, the foliage a mid green and the stems an attractive contrasting black.
Indoors use a potting mix that is rich with organic material. Try a saucer of water with pebbles in it to sit the pot on to increase humidity.
Fertilise from spring through summer with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
A position in good filtered light is best, and keep the plant away from heating and air-conditioning outlets.
Repot every 2- 3 years as the growing medium begins to break down. The best time to repot is in spring.
- Botanical Name – Adiantum raddianum ‘Fritz Lüthi’ – Blue
- Common Name – Delta Maidenhair Fern.
- Family – Pteridaceae
- Origins – South America.
- Height – To around 40cms.
- Spread To around Clumping to around .5 metres.
- Growth rate – Medium
- Position – Part sun to afternoon shade.
- Soil – Well drained humus rich with some moisture
- Flowering Time – N/A
- Foliage – Mid to Deep Green/Blue.
- Frost tolerant – No.
- Drought tolerant – No.
Adiantum raddianum ‘Fritz Lüthi’ available for sale from the following participating nurseries
1052 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road Kinglake West 3757
Offering a specialist variety of Australian native Ferns plus Dendrobium/Dockrillia & Sarcochilus species & hybrids in pots, loose, or mounted. Species Cymbidium sauve and maddidum.