Ferns

Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus) Facts and Information

Bird’s nest fern, Asplenium nidus, is an excellent house plant that requires well-drained soil. Find facts and information on taking care of bird’s nest fern. Bird’s nest fern has apple green fronds that are tongue shaped. The plant forms a central, funnel-like rosette that has a brown-like wool that resembles bird’s eggs. Asplenium nidus Light Requirements [...]

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Royal Fern- Growing Royal Fern in Your Landscape

Royal fern, Osmunda regalis, are huge specimens for the shady landscape. Royal fern is a perennial that grows in partial to full shade in Zones 3-9. Find facts and information on growing royal fern. Royal fern reaches heights and widths of 6 feet. It prefers shade, shelter from the midday sun, and fertile, well-drained soil. Plants [...]

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Christmas Fern- A Hardy Evergreen Fern

Christmas fern, polystichum acrostichoides, is a low-maintenance, hardy evergreen fern. Christmas ferns can be used in borders, woodland gardens, or in container plantings. Find more facts and information on growing and caring for this hardy fern. Christmas Fern Facts Christmas fern is a perennial plant with an irregular form. It can be grown in Zones 3-8 and [...]

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Boston Fern- Facts on Nephrolepis Species

Boston fern, Nephrolepis Exalta var. Bostoniensis, is a fern that is decendant of the Sword or Fishbone fern N. Exalta. Find facts and information on Boston fern, fern care, how to grow Boston ferns, and other Nephrolepis Species. Boston fern makes an excellent houseplant and can also be used to add plant texture to a [...]

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Ostrich Ferns- Facts on Ostrich Fern and Fiddleheads

Ostrich ferns, Matteuccia struthiopteris, also known as Fiddlehead fern, is a large, fast-growing, easily cultivated fern. Ostrich fern is grown in gardens for their beautiful fronds. It gets its name from the smaller fertile frond-carrying pinnae that form in clusters of tufts. Find facts and information on growing and caring for ostrich ferns, and what [...]

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Staghorn Fern- What is Staghorn Fern?

Staghorn fern, Platycerium superbum, is a very unique and unusual fern that belongs to the genus Platycerium, and the family Polypodiaceae. You will find helpful facts and information on staghorn fern and tips on how to care for and grow healthy plants. Facts and information on Staghorn Ferns Staghorn ferns get their name from their [...]

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Maidenhair Fern- Facts and Information

Maidenhair fern, Adiantum pedatum, also known as Northern maidenhair fern, is a fern that offers soft, arching fronds that lend a touch of elegance to any room. This article will give you facts and information on growing and caring for maidenhair ferns and how to keep them healthy. Maidenhair Fern Facts Maidenhair fern is a [...]

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Rabbit’s Foot Fern- Facts and Information

Rabbit’s foot fern, Davallia fejeensis (Polypodium aureum), gets its name from the fuzzy rhizomes that creep over the edge of pots. They are also known as hare’s foot fern, and will make great hanging baskets, as will other ferns such as asparagus fern. Conditions for Growing Rabbit’s Foot Fern This fern grows from 8-12” high [...]

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