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A fern plant generally consists of one or more fronds attached to a rhizome. A frond is simply the leaf of the fern. A rhizome is a specialized, root-like stem. In most temperate-zone species of ferns, the rhizome is subterranean and has true roots attached to it. Fronds are generally connected to the rhizome by a stalk, known technically as the stipe.
Important facts of Fern
1). Fern can also be reproduced from the rhizome and leaves.
2). Ferns are very old organisms. They exist on the planet for nearly 400 million years.
3). Ferns are able to absorb nitrogen from the air. Because of this feature, some farmers use ferns as natural fertilizers on the rice fields.
4). Lifespan of fern depends on the species. Some types of ferns can live up to 100 years.
5). Ferns have fibrous root that can easily absorb water and all nutrients required for successful growth.
Planting & Care
Temperature: Most ferns thrive in an environment that is consistently 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 24 degrees Celsius).
Lighting: Ferns prefer indirect light. Daylight coming through a window is adequate. Place the plant in a north or east facing window. The fern may not grow so well in a south or west window, as the light is more intense and can be too harsh for the fronds.
Watering: Keeping the soil evenly moist, not wet, is also key to the health and well being of the plants.