Adopting and caring for 9” Fish Tail Ferns
Adopting: A well-established Fern is a joy to behold. At eplants, we bring you a bushy, display-ready selection of Fish-tail Ferns that are extremely hardy and easy to care for.
Locating: Direct sun or overly bright light can bleach or burn the leaves of a Fern. So any area that offers filtered light is best for these plants. They do extremely well when themed with granite or brick facades in areas with indirect light. Since these plants need regular watering and misting it’s worth checking on the plants for signs of rot when they are located in areas with extremely low light.
Potting: Ferns need rich, well-drained soils that have been fortified with organic material. So it is ideal to mix good quantities of compost into the potting mix. A blend of coco-peat, compost and river sand in a 30:50:20 ratio should help your Tree Fern to do well.
Watering: Ferns demand regular watering and misting, but they can’t stand waterlogged conditions. So ensuring a good, well-draining potting mixture is ideal to keep your plant happy.
Fertilising: If you have a good potting mixture and your plants are looking bushy and healthy, you can skip the fertilising entirely. However, if you are keen to feed them use an organic liquid fertiliser. If you are using a chemical mix, dilute them to have the prescribed strength and fertilise them once a month or so. Do ensure that the chemicals don’t come in contact with the leaves.
A Bird’s Nest Fern is a great looking plant that is extremely easy to care for. Just ensure that you protect them from direct sunlight, and give it the right kind of humidity to thrive. Indoors, or in a shady corner outdoors these plants will add a touch of class with very little effort.
Did you know
Did you know? A Fish Tail Fern can do well in bathrooms and kitchens because these places tend to have humid and steamy atmosphere.