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When should I get ferns?
Typically, the best time to plant ferns is in early spring after the last frost, but you can also plant during the summer without much trouble. In temperate climates, you can even plant ferns all year round. Choose a shady location. The majority of ferns thrive in partial to full shade conditions.
When can ferns be put outside?
They grow best when temperatures reach no higher than 75 degrees during the day and 65 degrees at night. A temperature of 95 degrees or higher may kill a Boston fern. Outdoors they should be placed in a sheltered spot where the temperature does not get this hot.
How do I keep my porch fern alive?
Give the fern a good soaking in a spot where it can drain completely. You may need to repot ferns in the spring to make sure that the roots don't overfill the pot. Ferns love shady spots in the yard. A little Epsom salt every month will keep them healthy.
What time of year do ferns grow?
Both deciduous and evergreen ferns experience new growth in the spring. If you cut away old deciduous fern fronds down in the late autumn and old evergreen fronds at the end of winter, new fiddleheads, or crosiers, will emerge in the center of the plant in the spring and early summer.
At what temperature should ferns be brought inside?
Most ferns like an average room temperature of 65 to 75 degrees F during the day, up to 10 degrees cooler at night. If temperatures exceed 75 degrees F, you may need to water more frequently. Below 60 degrees, add water only when the soil is dry to the touch.
Are ferns an annual or perennial?
Ferns are perennials grown for great texture and their ability to thrive in places that are too damp, shady, or compacted for other less-hardy plants. There are many types with varying preferences and sizes. Some ferns are evergreen and leathery, while others die down to the ground in fall and return in spring.