I do not know if you noticed, but it has tended to rescue decorative items from our grandparents' times. It was the turn of the clay filter, the enameled dishes, and now the one who came back to stay was the fern, that big, deep green plant.
The reason for all this may be the need to rescue a simpler lifestyle, where the days pass slowly and nature once again occupies a prominent place in everyday life. Anyway, it costs nothing to embark on this wave and enjoy what she has the best.
So, go there and separate a pretty pot because we will teach you, in this post, how to plant a fern, take care of it properly and introduce you to different species in wonderful photos.
Of course, it will also bring you many memories.
How to Care for Ferns
In nature, ferns are usually found near streams and waterfalls. Do you know why? This plant loves humid environments and needs to be watered whenever the potting soil is dry. Another thing you should do for your fern is to spray water on its leaves, especially on very dry days. She returns the affection by always being green and lush.
Create an intimate relationship with your fern. She will demand it from you. In addition to frequent watering, it is necessary to fertilize the fern once a month. Ready-made fertilizers specially developed for this type of plant are on sale. However, you can make the fertilizer yourself by mixing equal parts of ground egg shell, bone meal and castor oil cake. Spread a spoonful of that mixture in the pot. It is worth mentioning that the fertilization should only be done after six months of planting.
Other important information : the ferns do not like direct sunlight. Therefore, leave it in a bright place, but do not beat the sun. The sun's rays can burn the plant. Protect it from the cold too, the fern is a tropical plant accustomed to higher temperatures.
Get used to observing if the plant has dry or diseased branches or leaves. If you notice a yellowish or the tips of the burned leaves, remove them. Ferns also tend to be attacked by pests such as mites, scales and caterpillars.
Check regularly for these insects, especially if the leaves are falling, yellowing or missing pieces. In this case, it is best to remove the pests one by one, or think about using pesticides in the fern. A smoke leaf preparation can help combat and protect the plant from aphids and mites.
And, after so much care, it is inevitable that your fern will grow and develop. Therefore, when you realize that the vessel is small for it, transplant it to a larger one. This usually happens every two or three years.
How to Plant a Fern
Learn to follow the step by step to plant the fern properly.
1. Choose the right pot
The most recommended pot for the ferns are those that do not remove the moisture from the roots. Previously, the most used were those of xaxim, but they were forbidden with the imminent risk of extinction of the plant (which is also a fern). As an alternative to the xaxim, the coconut fiber vessels appeared. But you can also use ceramic vases, however, it is important to waterproof the vase on the inside so that it does not absorb water from the plant.
2. Prepare the earth
As the ferns are very fond of moisture, the tip is to use a "Class A" type soil conditioner, as well as organic, this product retains a lot of water, favoring plant cultivation.
3. Time to plant
First drain the vase by placing an approximately five centimeters layer of pebbles, pebbles, expanded clay or charcoal. Then complete the pot with the soil conditioner until near the edge. Make a hole about the size of the clump of the roots of the fern. Plant the seedling, tightening it around so that it is firmly in the pot. After planting, do not forget to water the pot and, if necessary, complete with a little more soil conditioner.
Check out now a selection of different species of ferns decorating environments. You will fall in love:
Despite its name, Samambaia Amazonas is of Australian origin, but it is also possible to find it in South America. Its main characteristic is the arched leaves that can reach a meter in length, being ideal to be placed on tall or hanging furniture in the wall. Care with this species is the same as mentioned above.
Picture 1 - Of wide leaves and with well defined cuts, this fern marks presence in the decoration.
Picture 2 - The Amazon fern combines very well with other species.
Picture 3 - Perfect place for the cultivation of ferns: indirect light and adequate ventilation.
Picture 4 - On the whole white balcony, the fern panel is perfect.
Picture 5 - To cultivate the amazon fern within the house do not forget that it occupies a considerable space.
Picture 6 - Above, the fern reveals all its beauty.
Image 7 - Ceramic vases compete with the plant in the absorption of water, so always check the soil moisture.
Picture 8 - Make a corner only for the plants, in this case the chosen ones were the fern and the ivy.
Picture 9 - In smaller pots, the fern can decorate with much charm the desk of the office.
Image 10 - Suspended, the fern reigns quietly.
Picture 11 - Discreet under the table, this fern gives a green touch to the room.
Image 12 - The highlight of the amazon fern is in the differentiated cut of its leaves.
Present in almost every continent of the planet, the American fern is the most traditional and found most frequently in the decoration of houses. Its leaves are narrow, but the plant is very voluminous, especially the older ones. The care is the same as those mentioned above.
Picture 13 - Suspended in the middle of the room, this fern is breathtakingly beautiful!
Image 14 - The ferns also look very nice on furniture of medium height.
Picture 15 - The ferns brighten the corner of the house made to relax.
Image 16 - And how about working in such an environment? At the very least, inspiring.
Image 17 - Mini-ferns decorating the party. They are also trend in birthdays and weddings.
Image 18 - The porch is a great place to hang your fern.
Image 19 - Between a book and another, a fern. They fit (literally) anywhere.
Picture 20 - Make a smaller vase and decorate your kitchen with it too.
Picture 21 - Instead of hanging, these ferns decorate in a different way than we are accustomed to.
Image 22 - Brackets that do not touch the wall give more freedom for the fern to develop on all sides.
Picture 23 - American ferns are easily recognized by their narrow leaves.
Picture 24 - At the top of the niches, the dark green fern integrates the decoration.
Image 25 - Fern Arranger gives a tropical touch to the table.
Also known as French lace, this species of fern has fine and delicate leaves. Contact with the sun is fatal to the plant. The French Fern calls for more water than most ferns and should be watered every other day, with a liter of water more or less.
Image 26 - The French fern can reach up to one meter in length.
Image 27 - Delicate appearance of the French fern is great for decorating soft or romantic style environments.
Picture 28 - Green and relaxed touch to the living room.
Image 29 - French fondue appreciated the soft decoration in shades of blue.
Picture 30 - Next to the bromeliads, the fern helps to create a tropical climate for the kitchen.
Picture 31 - Own holders for pots are practical and contribute to the decoration.
Picture 32 - Well cared for, the fern floods the living environment.
Brasileirinha, this fern draws attention to the size it can reach: up to two meters in length, it is not for nothing that it is called Metro Fern. Spray water on your leaves to always leave it beautiful and maintain its long look.
Image 33 - Choose to leave the subway fern in a large and tall place, so that your branches fall without hindrance.
Image 34 - While still small, this fern does not interfere with the use of the sink.
Image 35 - Green wall of ferns to decorate the bathroom.
Picture 36 - Ferns in the outside of the house look beautiful, but be careful that they do not suffer from the cold and the wind.
Image 37 - Ferns value environments with rustic appearance.
Image 38 - Perfect corner for this subway fern.
Image 39 - Many ferns and the result is a cozy and very "yummy" atmosphere.
Image 40 - Ferns doing the division of environments.
Image 41 - Brick and fern wall: a wonderful combination.
Picture 42 - Green frame.
Picture 43 - Plants value environments, from the most sophisticated to the most simple and relaxed.
Picture 44 - In the corner of the dining room, ferns and other plants decorate with charm and joy.
Samambaia Paulista is a type that grows erect, unlike the others of the species that are outstanding. They reach about 40 centimeters in height and are great for walling, but can also be used in vases and bibs. It is widely used in flower bouquets.
Picture 45 - Paulistinha composing the vertical garden.
Image 46 - Because they do not grow much, they are great for being placed in pots.
Picture 47 - The romantic-style room combined very well with the fern pot.
Picture 48 - In a little corner, but showing presence.
Picture 49 - To counteract the blue, the fun ferns light green.
Picture 50 - A tropical garden on the wall of the room.
Picture 51 - In the tight space of the niche, the fern is very comfortable.
Image 52 - Contrast of brick wall with fern green.
Picture 53 - No idea how to insert the ferns in the decoration? How about that? A long shelf and nothing else.
Image 54 - A fern vase to keep company.
Picture 55 - It does not go unnoticed, nor with so many varieties together.
Picture 56 - To contrast the pink of the sofa only a very voluminous green vase like that.
Image 57 - Plant lovers can not be without a fern dish.
Image 58 - Even in the most modern projects she is present.
Image 59 - Ferns value proposal of decoration clean.
Do you know that empty and bland corner? Fill with ferns.