Ferns for Indoor Garden

Ferns for Indoor Garden

Ferns with their lush green leaves add great beauty to the indoors. They add a tropical touch to the garden. Ferns are versatile plants as they can be grown in pots, hanging baskets, and also in vertical gardens.

Best Indoor Ferns

1. Button Fern

Botanical Name: Pellaea rotundifolia

It is easy to grow this fern. They have button-shaped leaves. These ferns are also known to purify the air. It grows well under normal indoor conditions.

Button Fern

2. Bird's Nest Fern

Botanical Name: Asplenium nidus

They have leathery, strap-like, shiny, bright apple-green color fronds in dark brown to black midribs. It is easy to maintain and grow well without much care.

3. Maidenhair Fern

Botanical Name: Adiantum

This popular fern with delicate, light, dark green leaves on thin stems. It looks great in hanging baskets.

Maidenhair Fern

4. Boston Fern

Botanical Name: Nephrolepis exaltata

Also called sword fern, the blue-green sword-like leaves remain green throughout the year with long, erect leaflets. It prefers to grow in low-light conditions.

5. Lemon Button Fern

Botanical name: Nephrolepis cordifolia ‘Lemon Button’

These ferns have golden-green button-like leaves. They grow into long, arcing fronds which make them perfect for terrarium displays or hanging basket arrangements.

Lemon Button

6. Crocodile Fern

Botanical Name: Microsorum musifolium

Crocodile ferns have a beautiful pattern on their leaves. Their bright green leaves make them one of the best plants indoors. They look great in a hanging basket. They prefer low light and high humidity.

7. Rabbit's Foot Fern

Botanical Name: Humata tyermanii

This fern displays dark green, delicate fronded stems that grow from rhizomes. It likes bright, indirect light.

8. Cotton Candy Boston Fern

Botanical Name: Nephrolepis ‘Cotton Candy'

'Cotton Candy' is a beautiful indoor plant that grows into large clumps of soft, fuzzy and brightly colored fronds. Place these ferns near east-facing windows.

9. Blue Star Fern

Botanical Name: Phlebodium aureum

These ferns have blue-green leaves with silvery shades. It adapts quickly to any indoor environment.To grow healthy plants, use good-quality potting soil with good water drainage.

Blue Star Fern<

10. Squirrel's Foot Fern

Botanical Name: Davallia bullata

The lace-like green fronds look lovely when they're growing in a hanging basket. It needs bright indirect light and high humidity to grow well.

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Dr. Vandana K.