Pick the cleanest looking parts of large plants by pinching off upper branches.
Wrap plants in taro leaf or keep in a bowl of seawater. Dry for longer storage.
Maidenhair is found on coral rubble, shell fragments,sand, or hidden under other plants. The plant forms loose tangled mats that shines in the sun from pale pink, greenish, to brownish or yellowish in color (Novaczek, 2001).