Growing Ferns As Houseplants: 9 Types Of Ferns To Grow Indoors

Houseplants with ferns add a tropical, lush feel to indoor spaces. They are a great addition to indoor spaces. These beautiful varieties are well-suited for indoor gardening. How to Grow Ferns Indoors. Before you choose from the many varieties of ferns available, you need to know what they require to thrive indoors. The majority of houseplants made from ferns are tropic-adapted. They need indirect light, heat, and humidity. Good drainage is essential for all ferns. Know the specific needs of each variety when watering ferns indoors.

While most ferns prefer moist soil, some ferns, such as the Boston fern love to have the top of the soil dry out before they need another watering. The humidity that tropical ferns require can make it difficult to grow in winter. To create a humid environment for your ferns, use a mister or pebble tray. The ferns do not need to be in full sun, so make sure your plants are near an east or north window.

Top Fern Houseplant Types These are some fern varieties that can be grown indoors. Boston fern is a traditional houseplant that has beautiful feathered fronds. There are many cultivars available that can be grown that have different sizes, more interesting textures and that either trail or stand upright. Bird’s nest. This rare fern can be grown indoors. Bird’s nest fern has feathery fronds unlike most other ferns. The fronds are long and wide with wavy edges. Rabbit’s foot. Rabbit’s foot fern is named for its fuzzy, brown rhizomes. The fronds grow out of the container’s edge and are delicate and lacy.

Hanging containers allow for the best viewing of both. Mother. This one is for friends. Mother fern is named because it can grow small “babies”, on larger fronds. These can be used to make new plants. Staghorn. This epiphyte fern needs a suitable medium such as a mixture of peat moss and sphagnum. The Staghorn Fern needs a lot of humidity to grow, but if the conditions are right it will become a large plant.

This is a high-level fern species, so it’s best to start with simpler varieties. Cretan brake. This fern can be placed in a warm place, such as near a radiator. You should also give it a lot humidity. Cretan brake Fern will give you beautiful, variegated flowers. Button. For small spaces, choose a button fern. It can grow to a height of 12-18 inches (31-46cm). It has button-shaped, round leaves. Holly. Although it may be difficult to find the holly fern, it is one of the few ferns that prefers cooler, drier conditions. If you are lucky enough to find it, it is a great houseplant. Asparagus. Although it is not a true fern asparagus fern looks a lot like one, with its feathery leaves. Asparagus fern can be grown in bright sunny windows.