Plant ID forum: Need help to save this dying mystery plant!

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Byron130
Feb 16, 2017 5:55 AM CST
Hello
I'm new on here and would really appreciate some help in identifying this plant. It's been hanging on for the last 3 years in someone's bathroom but looks to be dying from the inside. Any ID and care advice would be greatly welcomed.

Many Thanks
Byron130
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Feb 16, 2017 6:14 AM CST
Hi Byron130, Welcome!

Your plant looks like Southern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris)


I can't offer much advice because I can't seem to keep one alive for long but hopefully others who grow this beauty will be along with advice before long!
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Byron130
Feb 16, 2017 6:38 AM CST
Thank you soooooo much!
I'll look up how to keep it alive, I can't thank you enough for your prompt response.

It's wonderful to finally know something about this little beauty. Thank You!
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 16, 2017 6:43 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Feb 16, 2017 10:27 AM CST
I've had a small one for years. It never got really big until the past year. Fresh, rich potting soil, decent drainage, likes humidity and actually likes more sunlight than I had been giving it. Indoors during the colder months, it gets watered every week and gets partial sun but not the hot stuff. It does go out on my shaded patio in the summer. I sometimes trim out the dead, brown bits or it can be divided when it gets healthier, severing and discarding brown stuff (usually the core of the plant). I tried for years putting it in a darker corner indoors - that's why it never grew much.
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Name: greene
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greene
Feb 16, 2017 10:30 AM CST
In my experience most bathrooms don't have much light so perhaps moving it to a different location would help. Also, does the container have a drainage hole? Maybe repot with fresh potting soil into a new pot with a drainage hole and give it more light. Oh, and don't over water it. Hope that helps. Crossing Fingers!
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