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Can ferns survive in pots?
With thousands of varieties to choose from, you can find a fern that will thrive in your growing zone. This low-maintenance plant grows great in a pot, decorative container, or in a hanging basket. Ferns grow best when planted alone in a container and can add a tropical or woodland look to your area.
What are the best pots for ferns?
Both plastic and clay pots are suitable for ferns, with those in plastic pots requiring less frequent watering. Pots should be large enough to accommodate the roots with an extra inch of space for further growth. Fern roots tend to be shallow, so short containers are best.
How do you keep potted ferns alive?
To keep your ferns happy, water them thoroughly whenever it feels like the top of the soil is starting to dry out. However, avoid overwatering—while moist soil is ideal, constantly soggy soil can injure the plant and encourage a bacterial or fungal infection. Mist on occasion.