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Posted by In Bloom Florist on July 26, 2021 | Last Updated: May 4, 2023 Plant Info

August Plant: Ferns

Our August Plant Of The Month:

Polypodiopsida, Asplenium Nidus, Tracheophyte

Ferns are abundant in Florida. They come in so many ways and they are “overtakers”. They grow like a weed but are such unique green plants with texture and beauty alike. To name a few, there are Birds Nest Ferns, Sword Ferns, Boston Ferns, Royal Ferns, and the list goes on. Take a look at our ferns and learn some facts, how to care for them, and ways to style them inside and outside.

Origin & Fun Facts
(so you can be the expert)


Native To: Tropical Regions, Southeastern Asia, Eastern Africa and Hawaii

In The Wild: Ferns are found in damp forests, in higher temperatures. They can grow among soil, water, rocks and around the base of trees. Locally, you can find them in the natural Florida wetlands and among many hiking trails!

Species: It is hard to say but there could be more than 10-20,000 known fern species around the world.

Fun Fact: Ferns are vascular plants, they grow from spores and they do not have seeds nor do they bloom. They are among the oldest plants here on earth.

Caring is Preparing
(for the elements)


Ferns can thrive in shade and indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, they burn easily.


In a bright room with indirect sun.


In a shaded area with rain cover.


1-2x a week is best, keep an eye on their soil! Never allow ferns to dry out completely or become overly saturated. They are finicky plants!

Signs of too much water:

Mushy, fallen leaves

Signs of too little water:

Burnt, falling yellow or brown leaves.

Styling Your Ferns
(in the perfect location)


Birds Nest Ferns love humidity so placing them in a bathroom is ideal, other ferns will thrive in a bright room with indirect light.


Ferns will grow in your garden but be careful they don’t overtake your other plants! Avoid direct rainfall and place them in a shaded area if possible.


Some ferns are toxic to pets, do not place them near an area where pets or small children can reach them.


Shop Ferns >> or stop by one of our shops and we will custom pot a fern for you!