• Asplenium trichomanes (commonly known as maidenhair spleenwort) is a small fern in the spleenwort genus Asplenium. It is a widespread and common species, occurring almost worldwide in a variety of rocky habitats. It is a variable fern with several subspecies.
  • It grows in tufts from a short rhizome. The fronds are long and narrow, gradually tapering towards the tip. They are simply divided into small, yellow-green to dark-green pinnae.
  • Asplenium trichomanes is valued in cultivation for its hardiness (down to −20 °C (−4 °F)), its evergreen foliage and its ability to colonise crevices in stone walls. It prefers a fully or partially shaded aspect. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.


  • Light: Shade to indirect low light
  • Water: Moist but not wet soil, water around base of plant
  • Temperature: 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for this tropical plant.
  • Humidity: Loves high humidity.
  • Soil: Extremely well-draining potting mix

Size: About 5 cm


  • Native to China.