Japanese Painted Ferns

jpw_chi(5b Chicago, IL)January 13, 2011

They're pretty, but I don't remember seeing japanese painted ferns as houseplants.

Anyone tried this? Problems?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

They do well here in Pennsylvania planted outside, and come back each year. Winter temperatures here can go down to zero degrees F.

If they will not overwinter indoors, they may need a period of dormancy or cold.

Why not keep one inside for a few months, then plant in a sheltered spot outside? When your clump is large enough, you can experiment with offshoots.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2011 at 12:21AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Mandyvilla(7a No.VA)

I'm one zone warmer than the above poster and I've never seen one indoors, unless it was an indoor courtyard setting without any temperature controls (more common in the south). It's a great container plant......easy to divide in early spring.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 10:07AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Can someone help me ID this fern?
Hi, I purchased this fern 2 years ago from eBay. They...
Sphagnum moss update!
Frozen Sphagnum Moss- the tiny bit of purple in there...
Foxtail Fern growing, but strangely.
This fall, about 5 or 6 weeks ago, I brought my foxtail...
Platyceriums for a cool, but frost-free climate?
Hi, I'm just curious whether people have suggestions...
Bird's Nest Fern with yellowing leaves and white dots
Hi there, We've had our Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™