Ask a Question forum: Growing ferns in another plant's pot?

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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Dec 14, 2016 6:20 PM CST
I have kind of low hight, low density fern that I've been growing in water (don't know what it is called). Then I thought the pots in which my monstera and my dracaena reside are pretty large with a big surface area so they may be a good place for the fern. But of course there is the problem of whether the two plants have similar watering requirements. I water the dracaena and the monstera once a week.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Dec 15, 2016 2:23 AM CST
Are the monstera (which I'll have to look up - don't know it) and the dracaena in the same pot or neighboring pots? I would think that an indoor fern would be ok with being watered once a week. It might like to be misted, frequency of which might depend on how dry/humid your house is.
It would help if you posted a picture of the fern so someone might be able to ID it. Guessing it must be small if you're growing it in water. Are you trying to root it? And now that I think about it, I wonder if it's water needs at first, while it's acclimating to a new environment with potting soil, would be different. (Just throwing that out there - don't really know.)

Let's hope someone else checks in here. In the meantime some pictures would be nice.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Dec 15, 2016 2:38 AM CST
Forget what I said. I just read your other post in which you said that the Monstera isn't looking too good. You definitely don't want to add another plant to the pot that the Monstera is in.

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