Maidenhair Ferns

Care of Maidenhair Fern


Anonymous added on October 12, 2016 | Answered

I have tried several times to grow this plant indoors, and they all died. I read your info on their care, i.e. don't let them dry out. When I see them in the garden centers, they look beautiful and are bone dry. I water them before they get dry, but let them drain through. They die. Why are they beautiful and bone dry in stores, but all sites say not to let them dry out? Peggy Shreve


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 13, 2016

Many times those lush looking plants you see in the stores have just arrived from the growers, so they are quite happy.

Lack of humidity in the home is a big reason for difficulty in growing Maidenhair Ferns or any ferns.
Taking the ideal growing location and then trying to reproduce those growing conditions indoors can be a challenge but can be done.

Trays of pebbles and water can help with humidity and daily misting.

Maidenhair Ferns are often called "the Diva's of ferns' so you are not alone in having trouble growing this beautiful fern!

http://www.uvm.edu/pss/ppp/articles/fernsin.html

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Maidenhair Ferns

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.