Add Visual Variety to Your Indoor Plant Collection with a Foxtail Fern
The name Foxtail Fern is a bit misleading because this plant is not in the Fern family. This plant belongs to the Lily family. It is a very dense, and has a “lacy” look to its foliage.
Foxtail Ferns are mainly an indoor plant. They can grow to be on larger side, so consider this when deciding where to place this plant within your home or office.
The plant has sections that are cylindrical in shape, which will typically grow from 1 to 2 feet in height. A healthy Foxtail Fern can grow up to 3 feet in width. Therefore, choose a spot that will give this plant ample room for growth.
This plant also contains sharp needles and thorns. Keep this in mind, especially if small children will be in the vicinity of this plant.
In the summertime, this plant could be placed outdoors, but this could become problematic due to pests attacking it and making a home within its dense foliage. In some cases, the pests go unnoticed, making them much more difficult to eliminate when they are finally revealed.
Foxtail Ferns are overall an easy plant to care for once they are “comfortable” in their new living area. The plant is very good at giving its caregiver signs of how it is progressing. The foliage should be a nice bright, almost “lime” green shade. If the foliage turns yellow, it means the plant is in need of water. The yellow portions should be clipped because they are now dead. If the foliage turns brown, this means the plant is being over watered.
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