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Ferns, whether native to our temperate region or endemic to the warm tropics, are forest floor plants that thrive in a shady environment. These plants are often quite elegant and are frequently hung in baskets, or planted in smaller containers as solo specimens. They can be used to provide contrasting leafy textures among other tropical plants, sometimes as ground cover or edging in a large plant display.
Adapted for shade, ferns are generally happy in most low light indoor environments. They typically prefer more humid conditions than are found indoors, but the varieties cultivated for indoor use are hardy and more tolerant of normal indoor humidity ranges.