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A green oasis at home: Tips for taking care of ferns


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Ferns are beautiful plants that can add a touch of freshness and elegance to any interior. With their delicate foliage and lush green appearance, ferns are a popular choice for houseplant enthusiasts. But taking care of ferns can be challenging as they are somewhat demanding in their needs. In this blog post, we share some valuable tips to help you keep your indoor ferns healthy and happy.


Light and location

Ferns thrive best in indirect light. They like bright, filtered light, but avoid direct sunlight as it can burn their leaves. Place your fern in a place in the house where it gets enough light, but is not exposed to direct sunlight.


Humidity

Ferns are native to humid, tropical environments. Maintaining high humidity is essential to their well-being. You can increase the humidity by using a humidifier, placing a water bowl near the plant or regularly spraying the leaves with water. Make sure your fern never dries out, but also avoid letting the roots sit in water.


Watering

Providing the right amount of water is crucial to the health of your fern. In general, ferns need regular watering, but they do not tolerate waterlogging. Regularly check the moisture of the soil and water when the top layer feels dry. Make sure the pot the fern is growing in has good drainage holes to drain excess water.


Temperature

Ferns thrive in moderate temperatures. They feel comfortable at temperatures between 18°C ​​and 24°C. Avoid extreme heat or cold drafts as these can stunt the plant's growth. Keep your fern away from doors, windows and vents that can cause large temperature changes.


Nutrition

Although ferns do not need a lot of nutrients, it is still important to fertilize them from time to time. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer specially formulated for indoor plants. Follow the package instructions to determine how often to fertilize, usually once a month during the spring and summer.


Taking care of ferns takes some thought and dedication, but the reward is a lush, green addition to your home decor. The most important thing is to always keep the fern sufficiently moist and place it in a place where it gets enough light. After following these tips, you can undoubtedly enjoy healthy, beautiful ferns for a long time to come.


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