Ferns are some of the most popular houseplants on the market. Historically, ferns became popular houseplants starting in the Victorian era and have managed to be part of home décor since then. There are many different genera of ferns, making this group of plants highly diverse. Some iconic ferns include the Boston fern, the Kimberly fern, and the macho fern. These ferns do well inside as well as outside the home. In warmer climes, the Kimberly fern and macho fern can even be planted in the landscape. Some ferns tend to drape over the container, making them an excellent choice for hanging baskets such as the Boston fern. These ferns are seen gracing wrap around porches during summer months in most portions of the nation.
Ferns love medium light; they do not do well when place in direct sunlight since their tender fronds burn. Place them in an area where they can enjoy dappled light protected by a curtain or blinds. Mist the plants occasionally if the environment is dry, this will help avoid brown tips on the fronds. Water ferns consistently since they will quickly decline if the soil is left to dry out. Fertilize the ferns monthly with a fertilizer for house plants. Prune yellowing leaves as needed.
Some of our favorites: Rabbit foot fern, Staghorn fern, Asparagus fern meyerii, Kimberley fern, Boston fern, Macho fern, Leather leaf fern, Bird’s Nest Fern
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Adds a tropical look to indoor environments
Moderately and consistently moist
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Varies depending on the variety
Houseplant; none necessary
Calathea, zz plant, maranta