Foxtail Fern-or also known as Springri’s is Not a true Fern, they are not related to ferns at all in fact, they are closely related to the Lily family.
Pulmosa Ferns or also known as Asparagus Fern is also not related to ferns nor is it related to any vegetables. The Pulmosas and Foxtails are easy to grow plants that requires both bright light and humidity. During the winter months they actually like their soil to dry between watering.
Now here is a true fern, the Maiden Hair Fern. They do also like high humidity, bright light, soil evenly moist. During the summer season keep ferns out of direct sun. Perennial ferns are grown in shaded areas and they are acid loving plants. When planting them outdoors it’s always a good idea to place mulch around them and use sand with Peat Moss mix in the soil.