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Here’s What Your Favorite Houseplants Look Like in the Wild

Bob Vila Logo By Jennifer Noonan of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 7: <p>Ferns have been living and thriving since before the dinosaurs walked the earth. If you've ever taken a hike through the woods, you've no doubt seen them spreading gracefully alongside the trail. There are thousands of fern varieties growing in all types of environments, from moist and shady forest floors to dry, desert rock faces. Many species do well as <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/5-nearly-kill-proof-houseplants-2330?#.WHUGLbYrLVo">easy-to-care-for houseplants</a>, which makes them a popular choice for designers and homeowners alike.</p><p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/articles/fern-gardening/">Everywhere Ferns: Choosing the Right Variety for Your Garden</a></strong></p>

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Ferns have been living and thriving since before the dinosaurs walked the earth. If you've ever taken a hike through the woods, you've no doubt seen them spreading gracefully alongside the trail. There are thousands of fern varieties growing in all types of environments, from moist and shady forest floors to dry, desert rock faces. Many species do well as easy-to-care-for houseplants, which makes them a popular choice for designers and homeowners alike.

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