Although most Ferns grow in moist shady places like forest floors, this does not mean that they need no light. Their normal situation in the wild is dappled light, and if the light level in the home is too low, you will see poor growth and yellowing fronds. Ferns make wonderful low maintenance house plants as long as they are provided the right amount of light and texture! Ferns like moist soil and regular waterings. Try pouring the water directly to the base of the plant to care for Ferns.