Did you know that ferns have thousands of different species? Luckily, caring for all of them is relatively similar (but you’ll still want to check with a plant consultant at Colasanti’s to be safe!). Ferns are native to a tropical environment, which tells us that they like moderate amounts of water with bright, indirect sunlight. The Boston fern looks great on your patio for the Summer, but ferns are one of the few species that will thrive indoors and out!
Most ferns thrive in indirect, but bright, sunlight. If you’re keeping it indoors, you’ll want to place it near a window, but not directly in front of it to prevent the leaves from burning. If you’re placing it outside, make sure it is not getting too much direct sunlight!
In the warmer months, your fern will dry up quite quickly. The easiest way to keep your fern fresh and full of life is to maintain an evenly moist soil. You should keep your fern in a pot with a drainage hole to prevent your fern’s roots from sitting in water.
Ferns are not usually plants that require fertilization, but they may benefit from monthly fertilizing after being planted for a long period of time. Be sure to check with your plant consultant at Colasanti’s for more information.