Ferns are making a come back as popular house plant.There has been a revival of interest as the bewildering array of designs and patterns in ferns are not replaced anywhere in the plant kingdom.
Most ferns are not really difficult to grow in the modern home,but they will not tolerate neglect.The compost must never be allowed to dry out,and the suroundin air needs to be kept moist.
There is a bewildering choice of varieties.Nearly two thousand varieties are suitable for growing indoors,but are comparitively not available commercially.The classic picture of a fern is a rosette of much divided,arching leaves(correctly referred to as "Fronds")but there are also ferns with spear shaped leaves,holly-like leaflets and button-like leaflets.There is also awide choice of ways to display your collection.Many of them are ideal for a hanging basket and some, such as Boston Fern and Bird's Nest Fern,are large enough and bold enough to be displayed as specimen plants on their own.Delicate ferns,such as Delta maidenhair, are best planted in aterrarium.When grouping ferns with other plants make sure that they are not crushed-the fronds are fragile and need room to develop.zin addition ensure that all dead and damaged fronds are removed so that new ones can grow.
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