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Boston Fern

Prized for its fabulous lightweight fronds since the Victorian era, this plant adds lovely texture to interior décor. Boston Ferns are among the best plants to increase air quality in your home. Keep your fern happy by misting frequently with air-temperature water.

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Plant Details

  • Common name

    Boston Fern

  • Botanical name

    Nephrolepis exaltata

  • Variety


  • Zone

    Prefers moderate home temperatures of 50-90°F (10-32°C)

  • Light

    Low light (indoors)

  • Height

    24" (61 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    When actively growing.

  • Water

    Maintain consistently moist soil.

  • Bloom Time

    Foliage plant.

  • Maintenance

    Do not allow to stand in water.

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Nancy R.'s collection