Method 2 of 2: Caring for Outdoor Ferns
How often do you water hanging ferns?
In general, water plants in hanging baskets when the soil surface becomes dry to the touch. On hot, sunny days it may be necessary to water once a day. When watering hanging baskets, be sure to apply water until water begins to flow out the bottom of the container. via
How do I know if my ferns need water?
One surefire way to determine if it's time to water a Boston fern is to touch the soil with your fingertip. If the surface of the soil feels slightly dry, it's time to give the plant a drink. The weight of the pot is another indication that a fern needs water. If the soil is dry, the pot will feel very light. via
Do ferns need constant water?
Some of the more tropical ferns may grow poorly, preferring the higher temperatures. Consistent watering, keeping the soil evenly moist, not wet, is also key to the health and well being of the plants. For these, you may allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. via
How do you take care of ferns?
Where is the best place to hang a fern?
Indoor ferns in hanging baskets usually do best in bright, indirect light such as a spot a few feet from a sunny window. Ideal temperatures are between 60-70 degrees F. (15-21 C.). Most ferns appreciate humidity, and the bathroom is an ideal spot for ferns in hanging baskets. via
Can ferns be in direct sunlight?
Most ferns prefer indirect light, which means you should avoid placing them where sunlight will hit them—their leaves can get scorched if you do, resulting in a dry, crispy plant. If your ferns can't get enough natural light in your home, try using a grow light on them for a few hours a day to supplement. via
Should you mist outdoor ferns?
Provide enough water to keep the soil consistently moist, but never allow the soil to remain soggy or waterlogged. If you live in a dry climate, mist the plant lightly on hot days. If your outdoor Boston fern is growing in a container, it will probably need water every day during the summer. via
What is the best fertilizer for ferns?
Fertilization. Ferns are relatively light feeders compared to many other foliage plants. They prefer a balanced fertilizer, such as 20-10-20 or 20-20-20, with micronutrients applied at approximately 200 ppm nitrogen. Too much nitrogen can cause tip burn on the roots and leaves if the plant becomes dry. via
Why are the tips of my fern turning brown?
You may see brown tips on garden ferns if the soil becomes too dry. When it feels dry to touch, water slowly and deeply. Stop watering when the water runs off instead of sinking into the soil. If your fern has brown tips because the humidity is too low, it's best to choose another plant for the location. via
Are ferns hard to keep alive?
Some ferns are notoriously tricky to keep alive and looking good inside the home, while others are quite easy with a small amount of care. All ferns typically grown as houseplants come from tropical parts of the world and are adapted to grow in low light with relatively high humidity. via
Are ferns hard to care for?
Growing most ferns isn't difficult—certainly no more difficult than keeping orchids alive. There are just a few basic pointers you need to follow to have success with most of the common houseplant ferns available. As houseplants, they've been in cultivation for centuries. via
When do you take ferns inside?
By September, before frost, it's time to bring potted ferns indoors for the winter. Here are a few tips to keep them healthy and happy. Hose down each plant to clean the foliage and then inspect closely for insect that might be hiding in the foliage. via
Do ferns do well in bathrooms?
Ferns are a great option for your bathroom, especially varieties like the bird's nest fern. For this plant, high humidity is key, so your bathroom is basically the perfect location for it. They will also tolerate low light, but will do even better in a medium to bright indirect light location. via
How do you keep ferns healthy?
All ferns love moisture and should be given humid conditions. In living rooms and family rooms, stand their pots on trays of damp pebbles or clay granules. Ferns also love being misted at regular intervals with tepid, soft water unless the humidity of the whole room is kept high through the use of a humidifier. via