Hanging Boston FernNephrolepsis exaltata
[ Pot Size: 10'' ]
Boston Ferns are characterized by their large sword-shaped fronds that grow as a lush, full mound. Often planted in hanging containers, Boston Ferns are some of the easier ferns to care for. Just keep in bright indirect sunlight and provide consistent water.
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- Geographic Origin: Tropical regions around the world
- Features: Pet-friendly
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Great For: Medium Sunlight; Hanging Containers
Plant Care Guide
As houseplants, indirect or filtered light is best. Dappled shade if grown outside.
Check the soil for dryness at least twice a week if grown indoors. If outside, check daily. Keep soil evenly moist and provide humidity by misting often.
Level of Care
Needs a little extra care. Just be sure the plant has enough humidity and that it is not in too much sunlight.
Boston Ferns remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed with a mild liquid indoor plant fertilizer only a few times a year. Do not fertilize in winter.
Prefers cool and humid climates. Keep above 35°F. Grown outdoors, Boston Ferns are hardy in USDA zones 10-12.
Plant in well-draining organic-rich soil.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune back any yellowed leaves or stems for a tidier appearance. Plants are prone to shedding. To propagate, split plant in spring and repot.
Yes! Boston Ferns are non-toxic if consumed by dogs and cats.