How To Care For Your Fern Plants


Most Fern Plants enjoy moist soil with regular waterings. If the soil gets too dry between waterings, it puts stress on the plant. Due to bushy nature of some ferns, we recommend using a long spout to assure you're watering the center of the plant.


When Fern plants are in their natural habitat, they receive partial light throught the day. If your plant isn't receiving enough light, you'll see poor growth and potential yellowing leaves. We recommend placing your Ferns a position near a window that gets morning or late afternoon sun, and keep the ferns away from strong sunlight, especially during the summer. Direct sunlight can harm your plants leaves. Ferns can also be given artificial light, but this should be from a special gardening bulb or a fluorescent strip.


We recommend using organic potting soil when repotting your Fern plant. All fertilizers used should be diluted to at least 1/2 strength to avoid harming the plant. You should only use fertilizers once per month during their growing season (spring and summer). It is not required to fertilize your plant, it may just grow at a slower rate.



Depending on your specific Fern Plant, they can withstand a range of temperatures from 50-70 degrees. For ideal growth and plant happiness, we recommend keeping your plant in a room around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. 


For the most part, the Fern Plants are bug-free plant. The most common bug is the mealybug. If your plant obtains these bugs, we recommend lightly spraying them daily with mild, soapy water until all bugs are gone. For an in depth analysis on how to prevent and care for plants with bugs click here.


Naturally, old leaves will wilt and die as the plant grows. You can carefully remove these leaves making sure you do not damage the rest of the plant. If a healthy leaf is broken off, the plant will naturally grow back a new leaf to replace it.

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