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Tips To Grow Fern Plants

Posted by Tammy Sons on

Tips To Grow Fern Plants

Fern plants are very diverse and adaptable. They can be used in any kind of landscape to make it more appealing. Ferns are very bold and bright but they are quite elegant at the same time. They can make a huge impact on the overall appearance and catch everyone’s attention.

Ferns are considered to be the easiest plants to grow and if their basic requirements are met then they spread and cover the area vigorously through underground rhizomes. You can also divide and grow clumps in new beds easily. They can be propagated in early springs and can be re- planted in the desired location.

There are numerous varieties of fern plants available and you can grow them in the garden as border plants or in corners to create a beautiful accent. Their vase shaped feathery foliage is perfect for flower beds. Many varieties can also be grown as houseplants in pots, containers or hanging baskets.

To grow fern plants successfully there are certain things that should be kept in mind. Ferns love moisture and they thrive in wet and moist areas. Avoid over watering them as it can damage the plants and cause yellowing of leaves. Most of them can tolerate full to partial shade so you can grow them in damp shady areas of your garden. It is crucial to never let the fern plant dry out completely as it can cause them to die.

Ferns are not very heavy feeders but they do require light balanced fertilization once or twice in the growing months. They should be grown in rich organic soil for best results. It is important to mulch around the plant with dry shredded leaves or other similar mulch. This will help in retaining moisture in the soil and will also suppress nasty weeds from growing. You can use pesticides and chemicals in recommended quantities to get rid of pests and insects. Make sure not to use chemicals in large quantities as it can burn the dainty leaves.

For best results, it is advisable to divide and re-grow fern plants every two to three years. This ensures that the ferns are vibrant and green. Ferns are fragile and delicate in appearance but they are hardy plants that grow in woodlands, forests and mountains. If you replicate their native landscape, you can easily grow them. They will definitely thrive if their basic requirements are met. You can grow many different varieties of fern plants in your garden to accentuate the landscape.

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