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.
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.
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.
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.
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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