Staghorn Fern Care and Growing Information

staghorn fern growing on tree

The staghorn fern – Platycerium: an extraordinarily unique, distinctive, attractive looking plant, perfect for those with a backyard greenhouse or cool enclosed porch. Looking to grow something unusual, a true

8 Full Sun Ferns For The Landscape

Bright green fronds of Dryopteris wallichiana up close

When we think of ferns we generally think of shady place plants, but you’ll be surprised to know that there are actually quite a few ferns that can do very

Hart’s Tongue Fern Care: Learn To Grow Asplenium Scolopendrium

growing harts tongue fern

Phyllitis scolopendrium [fil-LY-tiss, skol-oh-PEND-ree-um] now known as Asplenium Scolopendrium [ass-PLEE-nee-um, skol-oh-PEND-ree-um] an evergreen fern species from family Aspleniaceae (genus Asplenium). Native to Europe but a rare American variety (Asplenium scolopendrium var.

Tips On Kangaroo Fern Care (Microsorum pustulatum)

graceful kangaroo fern Microsorum fronds

Microsorum pustulatum [my-kroh-SOR-um] [pus-tew-LAY-tum] is a fern with bright green, and glossy fronds often found growing on trees.  The name is synonymous with Zealandia pustulata, but many sources haven’t accepted

Pellaea Rotundifolia Care: Growing The Button Fern

button fern growing as a ground cover

The Button Fern – Pellaea Rotundifolia [Pe-LEE-uh Ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh] is native to New Zealand with distinctive foliage that offers an excellent variety to typical ferns. Even beginner gardeners can successfully grow

How To Care For Nephrolepis Cordifolia Plants

nephrolepis lemon button fern

Nephrolepis cordifolia duffi [nef-roh-LEP-iss] [kor-di-FOH-lee-uh] [duf-EE] is a fern species native to Asia and northern Australia.  It’s one of several varieties of the nephrolepis cordifolia plant that are part of

Learn How To Grow Kangaroo Paw Fern

Microsorum diversifolium fern

Microsorum Diversifolium (my-kroh-SOR-um, dy-ver-sih-FOH-lee-um) is an evergreen epiphytic fern species from the family Polypodiaceae. This plant is commonly called kangaroo paw fern or kangaroo foot fern. Microsorum is a variant

Tips On Deer Fern Care

Deer Fern - Blechnum Spicant

Deer fern, botanically called Blechnum Spicant (BLEK-num, SPIK-ant), is a fern species in the family Blechnaceae.  The term “Blecknum” is a Greek word for a type of fern while the

How To Grow Japanese Painted Fern

Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum [uh-THEE-ree-um, nip-ON-ih-kum] is often cultivated for ground cover, producing large tufts of fronds.  Native to eastern Asia, people commonly call the plant Oriental lady fern, or Japanese painted

How To Grow Ghost Fern (Athyrium Hybrida)

Ghost Fern (Athyrium Hybrida)

The ghost fern, also known as Athyrium Hybrida [uh-THEE-ree-um, hy-BRID-uh] is, a hybrid fern of Japanese painted fern (Athyrium Niponicum Var) and lady fern (Athyrium Filix-Femina).  It was first discovered

How to Grow and Care for Autumn Fern Plants

attractive Dryopteris erythrosora fern

The Dryopteris Erythrosora [Dry-OP-ter-iss, Er-rith-roh-SOR-uh] is the botanical name of the Autumn Fern plant.  This semi-evergreen fern has graceful arching fronds and adds a delicate texture to the overall composition of

Java Fern Care: Tips On Growing Microsorum Pteropus

Popular Java Fern used in many aquariums

Java Fern or Microsorum pteropus [my-kroh-SOR-um, ter-oh-pus] is a perennial water plant (fern) and member of the Polypodiaceae family.  The plant hails from Thailand, Malaysia, and parts of China.  Interestingly,

Boston Ferns: A Classic Houseplant

Boston fern a classic houseplant

Boston Ferns happen to be a house plant and patio plant making a comeback, both in quantities grown and varieties available. Let’s take a quick look at Nephrolepis exaltata, a

Kimberly Queen & Emerald Queen Ferns

Nephrolepis obliterata also known as the Australian sword fern or Kimberly queen fern is one of the easier ferns to grow. Originating from Australia, this is considered to be one

6 Different Ferns You Can Grow Indoors

bird nest fern

Growing ferns… with their amazing variety of foliage forms and delicacy of pattern have always been popular as house plants. The large selection of species and varieties of different types