Ferns are sometimes overlooked houseplants but bring a whole load of benefits to your home. You might not think of yourself as a fern person but it’s all about finding the best fern for your house.
Ferns are fantastic little plants that seem to grow everywhere. They’re bottom dwellers, growing under the foliage of other plants which makes them a great option for the spots in your home that maybe don’t get as much light as other places.
People might think fern and picture the typical jurassic park style ones but there are so many more and they are just waiting to join the plant family you have in your home.
So let’s take a look at some of the best ferns you get for your house right now.
The Crocodile Fern is an interesting one that is growing in popularity all the time.
It gets its name for its interesting scale like pattern on its foliage and the fact it originates in Australia. Its unique look is what is making this fern a more and more popular addition to your house plant collection.
Birds Nest Fern
The Birds Nest Fern is a classic. It is a popular, easy to care for houseplant that is probably everyones first choice when buying a fern for their homes. The Birds Nest Fern tends to grow to a similar size in width as it does in height.
Last but not least our personal favourite; the Asparagus fern.
The Asparagus Fern is a dainty little plant with foliage so fine it looks like feathers. It gives off the look that it should be growing in Forks in the Twilight series and is a fantastic addition to any houseplant collection.
Western Sword Fern
The Western Sword Fern has the classic look that you think of when you hear the word fern. Although mainly used as an outdoor plant. This fern is becoming a more common choice as a house plant due to its Jurassic Park like aesthetic.
The Western Sword Fern is a relatively easy plant to cultivate and take care of either as an outdoor or an indoor plant.
The last of our collection of best ferns for your home is the Ostrich Fern.
The Ostrich Fern gets its name from the way the leaves of the fern stand of like the plumage of a bird. It’s a rather elegant looking fern and is not currently a very common houseplant. But we have the power to change that.
Growing Conditions For Your Fern
All ferns are slightly different so you’ll need to check the individual requirements before you add them to your home. But as a general rule, ferns are plants that don’t like direct sunlight, do well in low light and like everything to be quite moist. If this is an environment you can provide then a ferns the plant for you.
These are the best ferns for your house, now all you need to do is go out and buy one.