7 Types of Indoor Ferns with Pictures and Care Guides


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Ferns are an interesting way to add greenery to your houseplant collection. Most of the ferns that are grown indoors are easy to grow and care for.

Some ferns produce spores that can be used for multiplication of your fern collection.

We have herebelow outlined for you 7 of the best Ferns for growing indoors. Keep reading for the full list.

The Best Fern Varieties for Growing Indoors

Our list of the best ferns for growing indoors include Maidenhair Fern, Holly Fern, Button Fern, Staghorn Fern among others. Keep reading for the complete list.

1. Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum raddianum)

Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern also called Delta Maidenhair Fern bears wiry, shiny, dark stems which resemble human hair. The Maidenhair Fern can grow to a height of 2 ft with a spread of 1-2 ft. Learn how to grow and care for Maidenhair Fern.

2. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis')

Boston Fern

Boston Fern is an attractive, hardy fern which bears gracefully arching fronds and leaves which are highly compound whose edges appear slightly serrate. Learn how to grow and care for Boston Fern.

3. Lemon Button Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii')

Lemon Button Fern

Lemon Button Fern also called Button Sword Fern, Fishbone Fern or Little-leaved Sword Fern is a compact, small-sized, hardy fern which bears gracefully drooping stems about 1 ft long. Learn how to grow and care for Lemon Button Fern.

4. Holly Fern (Cyrtomium falcatum)

Holly Fern

Holly Fern also called House Holly-fern or Japanese Holly Fern bears toothed, sharp-tipped, holly-like leaves which tolerates lower light and saline conditions than most indoor ferns. Learn how to grow and care for Holly Fern.

5. Hare's Foot Fern (Davallia canariensis)

Hare's Foot Fern

Hare's Foot Fern is grown for its thick, scaly rhizomes which grow over the edge of the pot and resemble a hare's foot hence giving the fern its common name. Learn how to grow and care for Hare's Foot Fern.>

6. Rabbit's Foot Fern (Davallia fejeensis)

Rabbit's Foot Fern

Rabbit's Foot Fern is grown for its furry, brown and yellow rhizomes which look like a rabbit's foot and hence the name. The Rabbit's Foot Fern rhizomes absorb moisture and nutients as they crawl. Learn how to grow and care for Rabbit's Foot Fern.

7. Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum)

Staghorn Fern

Staghorn Fern also called Antelope Ears or Elkhorn Fern bears large and spectacular fronds which are usually divided at their ends into antler-like lobes. Learn how to grow and care for Staghorn Fern.

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