Ferns like an evenly moist soil with regular waterings. Allowing the soil to dry out between waterings stresses these plants. Bathrooms and kitchens are good environments for ferns because of all the running water. To help your ferns thrive in other rooms, try one of these options: add a room humidifier; mist your ferns lightly every few days (avoid daily misting); place plants away from vents and fans to prevent drying out.
Silver Lace Fern has delicate, silvery green leaves and compact growth habit.