Make it a Ferntastic February!
From bushy to stylised, and from dark green to silvery grey-green: ferns come in many forms with leaves that can also vary considerably.
One has curls, the other more feather-like, and a third has no frills at all. Together they form an attractive group of green plants that fit with the growing interest in botanical elements and collections in the home. As a bonus, ferns also help keep the air in the home healthy.
Wide Range of Houseplants
The most popular ferns for use as houseplants are the staghorn fern (Platycerium), bird’s nest fern (Asplenium), deersfoot fern (Davallia), blue star fern (Phlebodium), maidenhair fern (Adiantum), holly fern (Cyrtomium), brake fern and ribbon fern (Pteris), and cliffbrake fern (Pellaea).
Species with harder and tougher foliage are easier to look after because they evaporate less moisture. Bird’s nest ferns and staghorn ferns are best suited for use as hanging ferns.
Ferns have been chosen by the Flower Council Holland as their February Houseplant promotion.