Ferns

This page lists many of the ferns that I have featured in articles I have written for pumpkinbeth.com

Click on each plant page to find every article which mentions that particular fern.  Some of the ferns I have listed here are hardy ferns, but most are best grown indoors, inside a terrarium or bottle garden, click on each fern for more information.

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Adiantum raddianum ‘Fritz-Luthi’ is a pretty fern that thrives in partial shaded to shaded conditions.  This is a tender fern that requires very humid environment, alongside well drained but moisture retentive compost, and soft, indirect lighting, for this fern to grow and to continue to…

This Adiantum is a species of miniature fern, which originates from Colombia, where this fern grows terrestrially – in the soil, and also as an epiphyte – on the branches of trees. This miniature fern grows well in soft, diffused light, in temperatures from 15 –…

This Arnemia fern species makes an attractive, finely feathered fern, which requires high humidity and warm temperatures to grow well.  I have found that Arnemia will not tolerate the compost around the plant’s roots drying out, so if you’re growing this plant ensure that you…

Asplenium nidus ‘Crispy Wave’ (PBR) is a very versatile and attractive fern, which produces delightfully ruffled, fresh green coloured fronds.  This is a great choice of fern to grow as a house plant or to plant inside a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden.  Asplenium nidus ‘Crispy…

Asplenium x ebenoides is an attractive, evergreen fern, which has an upright growth habit.  Asplenium x ebenoides is commonly referred to as the Dragon’s Tail Fern, as the tip of each frond resembles that of a mythical dragon.  This naturally occurring fern hybrid hails from Alabama, and other…

This Athyrium species is a small sized, terrestrial fern that’s endemic to Madagascar and Africa.  This fern enjoys humid conditions and grows to about 15cm in height.

In 2008 Tim Penrose selected Blechnum brasiliense ‘Eruption’ from a batch of over 500 spore raised plants, its eye catching foliage, which is bright red as it unfurls in early spring, made this fern really stand out from the other ferns.

Doryopteris cordata is an unusual, small tropical, tender fern that is ideally suited to growing in terrariums, vivariums, or bottle gardens. Doryopteris cordata produces lobed fronds at the base of the fern, which form a low growing mound, close to ground level, these fronds look more…

Hemionitis arifolia is a particularly gorgeous species of miniature fern.  This small, but magnificent fern produces deep green, glossy, heart shaped fronds, which are held on very dark coloured, thin, wiry stems.  This really is such a good looking fern! Hemionitis arifolia flourishes when it’s grown in…

Humata heterophylla is a tender, epiphytic fern species, so growing this fern mounted onto cork, or other tree bark, or branches is naturally the best way to grow this fern, providing you have the right conditions.  This fern really does require a very humid environment,…

Humata repens is a rather lovely species of fern, which originates from Indochina, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Humata repens is a dear little fern which grows to just 8cm (3 inches) tall.  This fern can be grown terrestrially – when its grown planted in…

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Emina’ is a tender, evergreen fern that grows to a minimum of around 30cm (12 inches) tall, this fern may grow a little taller if it’s grown in optimum conditions and this fern is healthy and happy.  Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Emina’ produces arching fronds with…

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Marisa’ is a fabulous little fern, which makes a great terrarium, bottle garden, or vivarium plant.  Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Marisa’ can also be grown as a beautiful container plant, or planted in a hanging basket, just take care to ensure that you grow this diminutive…

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Fluffy Ruffles’, is also known by its common name of Sword fern.  This fern produces delicate, intricately shaped fronds in a lovely fresh green colour. This Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Fluffy Ruffles’ specimen is growing inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.  You can see more photographs, and discover…

This fern, a species of Nephrolepis, was very kindly given to me by a friend.  This Nephrolepis fern is epiphytic and terrestrial – it will grow well if mounted onto cork or other tree bark, and the same fern will also grow well in planted…

Pellaea rotundifolia is a dark green coloured, evergreen fern that enjoys bright, filtered light, and consistently moist conditions – it’s an ideal fern to plant inside a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden. Pellaea rotundifolia’s common name is button fern, due to its rather lovely, dark green…

Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’ is also known by its common name of the Blue Star Fern.  Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’ is a great terrarium fern!  Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’ thrives in evenly moist compost, in very humid growing conditions, in areas that receive low level light,…

Polypodium formosanum is a fern that originates from the island of Kyushu, in Japan, this fern can also be found in Taiwan, in China.  Polypodium formosanum’s common name is the grub fern, the green caterpillar fern, or blue feet, after this fern’s striking rhizomatous growth – the…

Polystichum tsussimense is a pretty fern.  This is a very versatile plant, it grows so well indoors, either as a houseplant in a steamy bathroom, or perhaps more easily as a bottle garden, terrarium, or vivarium fern.  Not only this, but this Polystichum tsussimense also flourishes outside in the…

Pteris ensiformis ‘Evergemiensis’ is a variegated fern that is also known by its common name of Silver Lace fern.  Pteris ensiformis ‘Evergemiensis’ requires bright, filtered light, (but take care to avoid harsh, direct light, which will damage this fern’s fronds) and high humidity to flourish.  This…

Pyrrosia serpens is an epiphytic fern, which sometimes grows as a terrestrial.  Pyrrosia serpens originates from New Zealand; this fern flourishes in warm temperatures, from 20C to 26C, although my fern is growing OK in a temperature range from 16C to 21C. Pyrrosia serpens requires…

This miniature, evergreen Rumohra fern species originates from the Galapagos Islands and New Zealand. This species of Rumohra thrives when it’s grown in a very humid environment, from 70-90% RH, with temperatures from 18C to 25C, under diffused, filtered light.  This attractive fern grows from 10-15cm (4-6″) tall, making…

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