Furnishing With Ferns!

Winter weather has brought outdoor gardening to an end, but you can keep the greenery around with indoor potted plants. Ferns are a favorite pick because of their variety and low maintenance. This guide will help you get started growing your own ferns!  

What are Ferns?

Keeping them indoors will purify the air, removing pollutants and helping you breathe easy. There are over 20,000 varieties of fern, each with their own look, size and best suitable environment, so finding your ideal fern is easy! 

Caring For Ferns

Part of what makes ferns a common houseplant is how simple they are to care for. They thrive in indirect sunlight, and temperatures between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit will hinder their growth after just a few days. Ferns are very thirsty plants making them difficult to overwater. Large ferns should be watered daily, and small ferns can be safely watered weekly. Lastly, ferns love humidity. They thrive in the bathroom because of the steam and humidity of showers!

Potting and Fertilization

All plants – indoor and out – need fertilization to grow and remain healthy. Ferns are at their best when fertilized once a month from early spring through mid-fall. Ferns do not need fertilizer during the winter since the plant will not be actively growing.

Keep an eye on the size of your fern and its pot. Houseplants eventually outgrow their original pot. When this occurs, simply remove your plant and place it into a bigger pot with additional soil to allow more growth. This keeps your plants happy and comfortable!

 

Now that you have learned about the fern, you can add these beautiful plants to your home this winter. If you have suggestions for newsletter topics for the season, please comment below!

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