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All About Indoor Ferns & Indoor Fern Care

All About Indoor Ferns & Indoor Fern Care

Do you struggle with finicky ferns that have seemingly no will to live? Join us for this fern-tastic webinar hosted by Caroline and Vanessa, houseplant experts at Bates Nursery. They'll go over selecting the right fern to add to your indoor plant collection as well as the basics of fern maintenance and care. 

 

 

 

Further Resources:

Common Houseplant Pests

All About Succulents & Cacti

Plantopedia: The Definitive Guide to Houseplants by Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan

 

 

Ferns Mentioned in this Webinar:

Good Ferns for Beginners:

Blue Star Fern

      • Fairly easy to care for
      • Is ok drying out more than most ferns.
      • Can tolerate brighter light than most ferns

 

Rabbit's Foot Fern

      • Great for mounting
      • Should be soaked and misted regularly
      • Does best in indirect light.

 

Staghorn Fern

      • Great for mounting
      • Should be soaked and misted regularly
      • Does best in indirect light.

 

Bird's Nest Fern

      • Ok in brighter light than most ferns
      • Water from the base, do not water the center

 

Boston Fern

      • Larger fern-great for hanging outdoors in the summertime.
      • Likes evenly moist soil
      • Sheds a lot in the winter

 

 

 

Best Ferns for Intermediate Fern Enthusiasts:

Lemon Button Fern

      • Fairly easy care
      • Can tolerate brighter light
      • Needs to be misted regularly

 

Ming Asparagus Fern

      • Not a true fern
      • Can tolerate less frequent watering

 

Curly Boston Fern (Emina Fern)

      • Can get very large
      • Compact growth habit
      • Likes to stay evenly moist with plenty of humidity-foliage begins getting crispy with too little water

 

 

 

High Maintenance Ferns:

Maidenhair Fern:

      • Like to stay really moist-they die quickly if not kept evenly moist.
      • Humidity is important-mist frequently or keep near a humidifier.

 

Heart Leaf Fern

      • Ok with more light
      • Likes to stay evenly moist with plenty of humidity-foliage begins getting crispy with too little water
      • Stays small, around 4" tall

 

Silver Lace Fern

      • Gets tall, about 3'
      • Likes to stay evenly moist with plenty of humidity-foliage begins getting crispy with too little water

 

 

Soil for Ferns:

EarthMix® pFines

EarthMix® Proganix-I Indoor Grow Mix

 

 

 

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