Watering Your Fern

We love ferns here at the Greenhouse! Their full, lush fronds can be beautiful options for hanging plants or for planting in shady areas of your garden. In addition to lots of shade and indirect sunlight, ferns needs tons of moisture. Here are a few ways you can keep your fern’s conditions moist.

Double Potting
Select a second pot slightly larger than the container your fern is potted in. Fill the larger container with water-soaked moss and place your second pot inside. Cover the fern-filled pot’s soil and rim with wet moss. Add water to the moss every few days.

Water Tray
To create a humid environment for your fern, fill a tray with pebbles and add water until the water is just below the top of the pebbles. Place your potted fern in the tray. As the water in the tray evaporates, it will add moisture to the air around your fern.

Another easy way to keep your fern happy is to place a humidifier by your plant. Simple!

We also recommending misting your fern with room-temperature water on a regular basis. For better results, spray the area above your fern and let the mist settle onto the leaves.

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