A sunroom is a place to retreat to at the end of the day to relax. It is also the ideal place to begin the day with a few moments of peaceful solitude before stepping out into the chaos that awaits you. A sunroom is an ideal place to enjoy time with family and friends. Plants liven up any room, especially a sunroom. Sunrooms provide the ideal growing conditions for a variety of plants, including ferns which are plants that can enhance various sunroom decor schemes.
Ferns are a popular choice for a sunroom. Boston ferns with their long, graceful fronds are absolutely gorgeous displayed in a wicker fern stand or in various sizes and shapes of rattan baskets. A light, airy, asparagus fern with arched branches is impressive when displayed in a wicker pedestal plant stand. You can add some tropical flair to your sunroom with a bird’s nest fern. There is such a variety of leaf textures and shade variations with ferns that you can find a collection that will enhance the beauty of a contemporary, casual, or eclectic style sunroom. There are wicker planters, plant stands, wire planters, and rattan carts that give you the opportunity to display your ferns in a manner that enhances your sunroom decor.
Ferns require the following growing conditions:
* Ferns require a loose potting soil mixture. They need good drainage. Ferns also require humidity. In a sunroom setting, they will need to be misted frequently, possibly daily. A morning misting is ideal. Fertilize during growing season.
* Ferns need filtered or indirect light to thrive. Their leaves will quickly turn brown in direct summer sunlight. Some ferns such as the asparagus fern will tolerate brighter light than other varieties such as the Boston fern. You need to read growing instructions carefully for each individual variety of fern you are considering adding to your decor.
* Generally, ferns grow best in a setting where temperature does not drop below 55 degrees. Temperature in the 70 to 80 degree range is ideal for most ferns.
If you want to use sunroom plants to add color to your sunroom, orchids and numerous other deciduous plants are great colorful companions for ferns.