The following are some of the most common questions about taking care of outdoor ferns:
Q1) What kind of plants do I need to take care of?
A1) You can grow any type of plant outdoors, but it’s better if they’re not too invasive or aggressive. For example, you don’t want them growing up against your house walls or blocking out sunlight. If they’re too close to your house, then they’ll block out light and will die.
If you have a small garden, then you might only need one plant per square meter. That means that each square meter needs at least one plant.
If you have a larger garden, then it would be best to get two plants per square meter. Two plants per square meter would mean that each square meter needs three plants.
You can also grow plants like these in containers. They’re called “crown” plants because they form a crown around your home.
These kinds of plants are great for keeping your home looking neat and tidy.
Q2) Do I need to buy anything special to take care of my ferns?
A2) No, you don’t need to purchase anything special when it comes to taking care of ferns. There is no point in buying expensive ferns from a garden center, as they grow wild all over the place. It’s best to leave them where they are, but if you really need to, then you can transplant them into your garden or a large pot.
Q3) What other kinds of plants do I need?
A3) Other plants that can be grown outside include lilies of the valley, hollyhocks, clematis, and many others. If you want to take care of outdoor plants in hanging baskets, then you should plant things like ivy and other vines. Hanging plants are perfect for growing outside your home or even around your porch.
Q4) How often should I water my ferns?
A4) Most people should water their ferns once a week. If the soil is very dry, then water it in the morning, because this will prevent the sun from making the water evaporate. If you water in the evening, then the water will be able to evaporate before it has time to soak into the soil.
Q5) I want to grow my ferns outside my home, but I’m worried that they won’t survive.
What should I do?
A5) You should definitely grow ferns outside your home, because they look especially great when they’re hanging from a wall. Hanging ferns are perfect for adding greenery to your home. If you’re worried that they won’t survive, then you can grow them indoors as well.
Q6) I don’t have a green thumb.
Will I be able to take care of my hanging plants?
A6) It’s not as hard as you think, but if you’re still worried about killing your plants, then you should grow succulents.
Sources & references used in this article:
The Fern Garden: How to Make, Keep, and Enjoy It, Or, Fern Culture Made Easy by S Hibberd – 1870 – books.google.com
Management of tree ferns (Cyathea spp.) for handicraft production in Cuetzalan, Mexico by AA Eleutério, D Pérez-Salicrup – Economic Botany, 2006 – JSTOR
Ferns: Wild Things Make a Comeback in the Garden by G Schneider – 1892 – LU Gill
A balanced approach to dealing with violence and aggression at work by MF Large, JE Braggins – 2004 – CSIRO publishing