Interrupted ferns are plants that are mostly found in the Northeast and and Midwest areas of the world. This plant is easy to grow and needs an area that is typically shaded and moist. These plants prefer a sandy soil and a little bit of light. Interrupted ferns are often mistaken for cinnamon ferns, so it is important to know the differences. Cinnamon ferns leaves are pointy while the interrupted ferns leaves are round, and while interrupted ferns are smooth, a cinnamon fern is known to have hairs at the base of the stems.
- Interrupted Ferns are plants that grow a vase-shaped rosette, up to 4 feet tall.
- Care for interrupted Ferns is minimal when kept in adequate soil with humidity.
- Interrupted Ferns produce rhizomes which are used commercially to aid Orchids.
“Interrupted fern care is minimal as long as the soil has adequate organic content, there is sufficient humidity, and the site offers protection from prevailing winds to prevent drying out.”