- The transparent leaves
- The contrast between the dark brown/black colour of the stem and the leaves.
- The way the leaves unfurl
- They’re so delicate, yet somehow hardy. A good example of a resilient plant vs. a resistant plant. 
If a maiden hair fern dies off, you shouldn’t classify it dead until there has been no new growth for 18 months. You can help start it growing again by: 1. Burning it 2. Cutting back all the fronds to a stubble 3. If in a pot, submerging the pot in a bucket of water until bubbles stop. This indicates that the soil is saturated. ↩