Choosing a Fern for the Bathroom

The bathroom is an ideal environment for ferns. They generally love the humidity, and their delicate fronds soften the lines of ceramic, metal and glass.

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Foliage Effects

For large bathrooms, the spreading, bushy foliage of a dwarf tree fern works well, but if your space is limited, try small, slow-growing brake or button ferns.

Dwarf tree fern (image 1); silver lace fern ‘Evergemiensis’ (image 2); button fern (image 3)

Adaptable Ferns

Asparagus ferns, with their feathery foliage, look delicate but are deceptively easy to keep. They are not, in fact, true ferns at all, and adapt to a wide range of conditions. If you opt for a hanging basket, the tree-dwelling staghorn fern will provide a focal point.

Asparagus fern 'Nanus'(image 1); asparagus fern 'Myersii' (image 2); staghorn fern (image 3)

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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