Yes Autumn Ferns can be grown indoors, although they are not typically grown this way. When deciding whether or not to keep this plant indoors, you need to ask: How fast do Autumn Ferns grow? Will they spread? What kind of conditions do they require?
As Autumn Ferns can withstand relatively cold conditions you might want to consider keeping this plant outside in your garden. If you live in north America, north Asia or Europe you will find that this plant thrives outside. However this doesn’t mean that you can’t keep it as an indoor plant instead.
Just because Autumn Ferns do well outside doesn’t mean that they have to be kept as an outdoor plant. If you want to keep this fern indoors then there is no reason that you can’t do this. The only thing you have to do is to make sure that your provide it with the conditions it would be living in if it was being kept as an outdoor plant.
So what does this mean? What conditions will an Autumn Fern thrive in. If you want to look at our full Autumn Fern care guide you can find it on our website, if not then we will give you a quick guide here.
In order to keep your fern healthy indoors you need to recreate its ideal growing conditions. Firstly, these plants don’t like to receive too much direct light so avoid south facing windowsills. Instead place it in a shadier area of the house where it still receives light but not direct sunlight.
Secondly make sure you pot the plant in well draining soil and water regularly to keep moisture levels up. Ferns also do well in humid environments so you can try misting your fern for even better results.
Finally although these ferns can do well inside if you want to see them thrive and spread and you have garden space available then I would seriously consider adding them to your garden. Their fantastic oranges and yellows can add a beautiful splash of colour to an otherwise quite green environment.