Indoor Fern Care Tips

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Indoor Fern Care Tips

December 29, 2010
09:59am
Photo by: Brenda Weaver

This is a companion piece to our Ancient Beauty article.

 

Moisture

Water ferns only when the top of the soil is slightly dry. To maintain moisture, fill a saucer with pebbles, place the potted fern on the pebbles, and put a small amount of water in the saucer.

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Light

Ferns generally prefer indirect light; too much direct sunlight will burn their fronds. Adjust your window blinds to create the right light, or move the fern away from the window.

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Pests

If insects such as whiteflies or aphids appear, wash the fronds gently with water or spray them with a natural indoor-plant insecticide, diluted to half strength.

 

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