by johnah on November 4, 2020
Heart Fern Care: Tips On Growing Heart Ferns
The following are some tips on growing heart ferns. You will learn how to grow heart ferns, which can be used as a house plant or a small tree.
How To Grow Heart Ferns: A Guide For Beginners
If you want to start growing heart trees, then you must first have a basic understanding of what they are and where they come from.
What Are Heart Ferns?
A heart tree is a type of evergreen shrub with long, slender branches. They are native to tropical regions around the world and can reach heights up to 25 feet (7 m). Their bark is smooth and glossy, but their leaves may be bright green or pale yellowish green. These plants produce white flowers that bloom only once every two years. The fruit of these plants consists of tiny seeds called hearts.
Why Should I Grow Heart Ferns?
There are many reasons why you might like to grow heart trees. Here are just a few:
They’re easy to care for! There’s no need to water them regularly, and they don’t require much attention other than regular trimming. If you do manage to over-water them, it won’t harm your plants at all.
They produce white flowers every spring that smell absolutely divine! If you have a little girl, these flowers are sure to make her day.
They make great privacy hedges. Because they’re evergreens, your heart ferns will keep your privacy all year round.
They’re resistant to most pests and diseases. Unless you live in an area with extremely harsh winters, these trees should survive just fine.
They’re fairly slow-growing, which means you won’t have to do as much maintenance work.
Heart trees are perfect for small gardens and patios. If you have limited space for a garden, they’re a great alternative.
They make a great gift! It’s easy to ship these plants to other locations without worrying about them dying in transit. All you need is a custom wooden box and some styrofoam peanuts, and you’re good to go!
Sources & references used in this article:
The Cemetery Ferns of New Orleans by HE Ransier – American Fern Journal, 1929 – JSTOR
Ferns: Facts and Fancies about Them: V by FE Corne – American Fern Journal, 1925 – JSTOR
A field guide to ferns and their related families: Northeastern and Central North America by B Cobb, E Farnsworth, C Lowe – 2005 – books.google.com
The History and Capabilities of Herbal Simples: XXXVII.—Ferns by WT Fernie – The Hospital, 1891 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
A CHAT ABOUT FERNS. by AH Vine – The Wesleyan-Methodist magazine, 1888 – search.proquest.com
The effect of clearfell logging on tree-ferns in Victorian wet forest by GA Woolson – 1914 – Doubleday, Page
Ferns by K Ough, A Murphy – Australian Forestry, 1996 – Taylor & Francis
Ferns: Facts and Fancies about Them: I by JL Russell – The American Naturalist, 1868 – journals.uchicago.edu