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Ferns are popular houseplants that grow well in most homes as long as their basic requirements are met.
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Most ferns are shade loving plants so they perform best in diffused light provided by a north window or fluorescent lights.
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Ferns are naturally found in areas with relatively high humidity. Grow them among other plants or on pebble trays to create a humid environment.
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Ferns prefer a potting soil that is rich, yet well-drained.
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Ferns are very sensitive to fertilizer salts so go easy on feeding. Fertilize them at about half of the suggested rate on the houseplant fertilizer label and then only when the plants are actively growing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil!
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Ferns are moisture-loving plants so avoid letting Ferns are moisture-loving plants so avoid letting them dry out. To keep their soil moist, consider double potting or use plastic pots that will not dry out as quickly. Ferns enjoy the same temperature range that we do.them dry out. To keep their soil moist, consider double potting or use plastic pots that will not dry out as quickly. Ferns enjoy the same temperature range that we do.