Fabulous Ferns - for Hanging Baskets in Sun or Shade
in a nut shell.....
* Ferns are Great in Hanging Baskets
* Great plants for Summer to Fall - can be over wintered
* Choose a Boston Fern for shady spots, a Kimberly Fern for Sun
* Keep soil moist not wet
For something lush choose ferns for hanging baskets or hanging
planters. From the exotic Tiger fern to the more common Boston Fern or
Kimberly Fern these lush green plants are well suited for hanging
baskets or hanging planters.
Nephrolepsis exaltata or the Tiger Fern looks like a Boston fern
except that its green leaves have a variegation that resembles a tiger's
Each frond of Tiger Fern has markings that vary from dark green to
lime to golden yellow.
‘Tiger Fern' is a natural mutation of the Boston fern (N. exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’).
Discovered in Bogor, Indonesia, in the spring of 2000.
This remarkable plant was chosen as the best new foliage plant when it
made its debut at the Tropical Plant Industry Expo held in Florida.
The ‘Tiger Fern’ is ideal for hanging baskets
This fern above is planted in a stripped cone shaped hanging planter and
The Boston Fern or the Kimberly fern are two other great ferns.
The Kimberly Fern will thrive in Full Sun position while the Boston fern
likes a shady spot.
A few tips on how to care for Ferns in hanging baskets or planters.
* Ferns like to be kept moist, so give them a really good soaking
each week. I usually do this late afternoon so that the soil stays moist
* Do not let your ferns stand in water or let them get too cold and
wet - they will start to rot.
* Ferns love a good misting or spritzing from time to time – again I
do this late afternoon, so the sun doesn’t scorch or burn the leaves.
* Don’t over fertilize your ferns just use a diluted fertilizer once
a month when your fern is in its growing period or when see lots of new
* If your fern's leaves are looking tired and a little yellow you can
help them green back up by watering them with a mixture of 2 tablespoons
of Epsom Salt to one gallon of water. Stir the salt in so it is all
dissolved (you can use warm water if you need to) then water your plant
with this mixture every other week..