Ferns For Kids

Ferns For Kids

Ferns are common household plants having green leaves and no flowers. All household ferns are non-toxic plants and they are totally safe for kids. There a variety fern plants in the world and they are one of the oldest plant families on earth, believing to exist for more than 300 million years. Some wild members of fern family contain toxin but all household members are totally safe for everybody. Fern plants need very little maintenance and they need very little light to survive, making it a perfect choice for indoor environment.

Originated from Australia, fishtail fern is a popular fern plant which are planted by thousands of families. This plant can grow up to 3 feet in height and each leaf will split into two parts at the end. It needs very little maintenance during its growth. It prefers well-drained soil and partial shad environment. Some potting mix can be applied to provide extra nutrients. You can put the container into a saucer full of water to provide extra humidity for it.

Boston fern is another popular household fern plant which is totally safe for small children. It has long green delicate hanging fronds. A location with indirect sunlight is its preference. The best temperature for growing Boston fern plants is between 20 to 25 degrees. If you have a higher room temperature in your house, you can mist your plant frequent to make it cool down. Some dish containing water can be put to the bottom of the fern pot to provide extra humidity. The soil should be kept moist. Over-watering should be avoided. The color of the leaves will turn yellow if the soil is dried out.

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