through much of Asia, Africa and Australasia, common maidenhair has
some of the most delicate fronds of the genus with very rounded,
pale green leaflets 1/4 in (8 mm) or less in diameter.
Its wiry rhizomes are deeply buried, and a plant can spread
It often appears spontaneously in moist, shady spots in the garden,
from wind-carried spores.
Plant in a humus-rich indoor mix in a container that is not too
large for the roots, which do not like too much wetness.
Remove old fronds regularly.
Propagate from spores (division of rhizomes is possible but failures