Some of the hardiest houseplants that are likely to survive even if you take a short holiday vacation are:
- Snake Plant
- Peace Lily
- Ponytail Palm
- Boston Ferns
We highly recommend growing Boston ferns indoors, as they can be moved to your outdoor landscape in late spring when it warms up again. There is a beautiful home in Canton that has an abundant display of lush ferns in containers around the porch. It adds so much beauty and curb appeal with little maintenance.
Whether indoors or out, Boston ferns thrive with indirect light in a cool environment (temperatures in the 60's and 70's) ideally with high humidity. So if you grown them indoors do the following:
- don't place them next to a dry, warm air source
- mist them with water a few times each week
- make sure the soil remains damp by checking it every of couple days
- if the leaves are turning yellow, they're not getting enough humidity
In the spring, your Boston ferns can easily be repotted outdoors and even divided if they are large. They do prefer a shaded area outside and will need to be brought back indoors each fall/winter.