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Boston Fern 'Nephrolepis Exaltata'

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The Boston fern 'Nephrolepis Exaltata' is a classic houseplant known for its lush foliage. It features fan-shaped, fringed leaves that add a beautiful texture to any room. This hardy fern is also easy to care for, making it a great choice for any gardener.

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How to care for me

Learn All About Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis) with our Guide

Boston Ferns (Nephrolepsis) thrive in a tropical environment and is evergreen all year round. They became popular houseplants in the Victorian times because they symbolised humility and sincerity. One thing to remember when caring for your Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis) is they love attention but try not to touch their leaves too much as they don’t like it and will turn brown.

Light

Light

Boston Ferns (Nephrolepsis) prefer a shady space. In their natural habitat they grow under big shady trees without too much sunlight. Ideally place your fern somewhere with indirect light and definitely away from direct sunlight.

Watering

Watering

Boston Ferns (Nephrolepsis) are thirsty plants and always require their soil to be kept moist but never soggy. If the soil dries out your plant could deteriorate quickly. Water approximately twice a week and reduce watering in winter.

Humidity

Humidity

Boston Ferns (Nephrolepsis) require a higher level of humidity to really thrive. Putting it in the bathroom is ideal so it can bask in the steam. Alternatively place near a humidifier or mist often to stop the foliage drying out.

Temperature

Temperature

Average indoor temperatures of 18-25c are best for Boston Ferns (Nephrolepsis).

Fertilizer

Fertilizer 

Boston Ferns (Nephrolepsis) are a low feeder however that doesn’t mean it will thrive in poor soil. Feed once a month throughout the growing season (March- September) with an all purpose house plant feed.

Toxicity

Toxicity

Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis) is not toxic to pets and humans if ingested.

Additional Care Info

Additional Care Information

As your Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis) grows, the lower, older fronds will naturally turn brown. Remove these regularly to encourage healthy new growth. Cut the stems at soil level with sharp scissors.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

If you notice the fronds of your Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis) are dry, brown or crispy don’t be alarmed. This is easily fixed by trimming these off the plant. To avoid this happening again increase humidity by placing in a bathroom, near a humidifier or by misting regularly and keep away from sources of heat such as radiators.

The information above is written by Plantila and should be used as a guide only. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any additional advice. If you have purchased a plant at Plantila that's not doing so well please send us a picture via WhatsApp to 028 42 798478 and we will try to help. 

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