How to care for your Fern

While all plants in the Fern family have roughly the same care, there are some unique things you should know about each individual species. These will help you better understand your plant and build a relationship with it.

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What's a Fern?

Botanical Classification: Polypodiaceae


Ferns are native to almost every corner of the globe, but particularly abundant in areas of high moisture, like a tropical rainforest floor. They are seldom found in cold, dry climates. Ferns reproduce through spores, meaning they produce neither seeds nor flowers.

Your Fern will thrive in a low light area of your home with higher humidity, such as a bathroom or kitchen.


Some ferns (like the Staghorn fern) are epiphytic ferns, which means they typically grows on things other than soil, such as tree trunks and rocks. Because of this, you can affix it to a plank and hang it on a wall as a piece of living art!

Pictured Left: Kimberly Queen Fern
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Ferns love moisture and humidity, so mist often!
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Fern Friends Collection

Fern Friends Collection

Three bright green ferns with distinct leaves
Very easy, perfect for beginners, Medium to bright indirect light

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