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3 Fern Variety Pack - Live Plants - FREE Care Guide - 4" Pot - House Plant

3 Fern Variety Pack - Live Plants - FREE Care Guide - 4" Pot - House Plant

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Includes: 

3 different Fern plants in 4-inch pots with care guide. A free care guide is included with every order to help you take care of your plants. 

Botanical Name:

  • Polypodiopsida (General class for ferns)

Common Names:

  • Fern

Description: Ferns, belonging to the class Polypodiopsida, are ancient and diverse plants known for their feathery, lush fronds. These non-flowering plants have been around for over 360 million years, adding a timeless touch to gardens and indoor plant collections. Ferns come in various sizes and shapes, from the delicate Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum) to the robust Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata). They thrive in moist, shady environments, making them ideal for shaded gardens and indoor spaces with indirect light. Ferns can grow anywhere from 1 foot to 5 feet tall, depending on the species, providing versatile options for different planting needs.

Care Instructions:

Light:

  • Prefers indirect light or partial to full shade. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the delicate fronds. Indoor ferns do well in bright, filtered light.

Water:

  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Ferns thrive in evenly moist conditions. Water regularly, ensuring good drainage to prevent root rot. Reduce watering slightly in the winter months.

Humidity:

  • Thrives in high humidity environments. Increase indoor humidity by misting regularly, placing the pot on a humidity tray, or using a humidifier.

Temperature:

  • Prefers temperatures between 60°F and 75°F (16°C - 24°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

Soil:

  • Use a well-draining, rich organic potting mix. A mix containing peat moss, perlite, and compost works well for ferns.

Fertilizer:

  • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when growth slows.

Pruning:

  • Remove any dead or yellowing fronds to maintain appearance and encourage new growth. Regular pruning helps prevent disease and promotes a tidy, healthy plant.

Styling Tips:

  • Shaded Borders: Plant ferns in shaded garden borders to add texture and lush greenery. Their delicate fronds create a serene, woodland atmosphere.
  • Indoor Decor: Use ferns as statement pieces in indoor settings. Their elegant fronds can add a touch of nature and tranquility to any room.
  • Hanging Baskets: Ferns like Boston Ferns and Maidenhair Ferns do well in hanging baskets, where their fronds can cascade down beautifully, creating a green waterfall effect.
  • Terrariums: Ferns thrive in the high humidity of terrariums, making them perfect candidates for enclosed glass gardens. Pair with mosses and small, shade-loving plants for a lush, miniature landscape.
  • Mixed Planting: Combine ferns with other shade-loving plants like hostas, astilbes, and begonias in outdoor gardens or with houseplants like pothos, philodendrons, and spider plants indoors. The variety of textures and shades can enhance any plant display.

Ferns, with their timeless beauty and delicate fronds, are a versatile addition to any plant collection. Their ability to thrive in shaded, moist environments and their graceful appearance make them a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of greenery to their spaces.

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