Caring for Boston Ferns

Nephrolepis exaltata cv. ‘Bostoniensis’ How Boston ferns came to exist and why there are so many different types. Care of Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’ houseplants. How to use them in the landscape. Boston fern photos. How the Boston Fern was Discovered The first plant in this popular genus was discovered in a shipment of 200 Sword ferns that arrived… Continue reading Caring for Boston Ferns

Maidenhair Fern Cultivation Adiantum species

American and southern maidenhair fern cultivation and fertilizing needs. Growing these fabulous ferns as house plants. Adiantum pedatum, Adiantum capillus-veneris and others. Adiantums are among the daintiest of fern varieties with their thin black stems and delicate leaves. There are about 200 members of this fern species.  Some hail from the tropics and others are quite cold hardy. I… Continue reading Maidenhair Fern Cultivation Adiantum species

Staghorn Fern – Elkhorn Fern

Platycerium bifercatum The elkhorn or staghorn fern, Platycerium bifercatum, is an epiphyte from the forests of Africa, Australia, and Tropical Asia. It grows on a tree by attaching its roots to the bark. It doesn’t grow into the bark or receive nourishment from the tree. It just uses the bark for support. It can also be… Continue reading Staghorn Fern – Elkhorn Fern

The Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris How to grow the ostrich fern, Matteuccua struthiopteris. Transplanting ostrich ferns. Facts about ostrich plume fern propagation and fiddleheads. Buy Fern, Ostrich Here Matteuccua struthiopteris is one of the tallest and most regal ferns in cultivation. The fronds which can grow to 60 inches in length are a striking accent at the back of any… Continue reading The Ostrich Fern

Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum pictum

Japanese painted fern photos and growing info. Athyrium niponicum var pictum. The colorful foliage of painted and Ghost ferns make them beautiful shade garden perennials. Buy Inexpensive Painted Japanese Ferns Here Athyrium niponicum var pictum, a close relative of the lady fern, is grown for its silvery or sometimes purplish foliage. The fronds grow to a length of… Continue reading Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum pictum