|A dwarf variety, it reaches only 6 inches tall and about 12 inches across. This deciduous or semi-evergreen fern has kidney-shaped to broad and ovate leaves. Fronds often emerge tinged with pink and darken with age reaching 4 to 5 inches long. Best suited to temperatures above 45 degrees Fahrenheit, thus often used as a houseplant. Sometimes referred to as Adiantum aleuticum subspecies subpumilum. It is very important that this fern does not dry out, so water when top of soil is dry to the touch. Frequent misting is welcomed also. Filtered sun or bright light from an east window is preferable. Fertilize with half strength, quick-release solution during growing season. Cut out dead or damaged fronds in spring.