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Boston Fern

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Situate Boston ferns indoors in bright, indirect sunlight away from drafty doors and heating vents. Provide as much humidity as possible and carefully monitor the soil to ensure plants stay consistently moist. You can set the plants on pebble trays filled with water, so long as the pot does not sit in standing water.


  • Light

    Bright indirect sunlight


  • Watering

    Water thrice a week


  • Where to grow

    Bright indoors


  • Maintenace

    Low maintenance


  • Special feature

    Air purifying

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Description

The Boston fern is the most popular of all ferns grown indoors and has been found to be one of the easiest to care for and maintain that offers beauty and healthy benefits.
What makes it special:

  • NASA recommended Air purifier plant
  • Attractive foliage plant
  • Low maintenance plant
Sr Item name
1 Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis, Boston Fern – Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot

Nephrolepis exaltata, known as the sword fern or Boston fern, is a species of fern in the family Lomariopsidaceae. The Boston fern is one of the most well-known ferns and admired for its desirable traits as a houseplant.

Boston ferns are typically attractive, with long, graceful fronds bedecked with tiny leaves. It is a relatively tough fern, with a higher tolerance for light than other species, and as far as ferns go, they are more tolerant of dry conditions and easy to propagate.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sword fern, Boston fern, Boston swordfern, Wild Boston fern, Boston Fern, Boston Blue Bell Fern, Tuber ladder fern, and Fishbone fern
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 1 meter
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting And Care

Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect/Artificial bright light area.

Soil

  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • Before the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Donts

  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Do not expose plant to direct sunlight.

Nephrolepis Exaltata Bosteniensis Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

Sunlight Natural indirect /artificial bright light.
Watering Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
Soil Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.
Temperature 15 to 27 degrees Celsius
Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month.

Nephrolepis Exaltata Bosteniensis Special Feature

The NASA Clean Air Study determined that this plant was effective at removing common household air toxins formaldehyde and xylene.

Nephrolepis Exaltata Bosteniensis Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It can also be grown on hanging basket

Did you know?

The Victorians consider ferns a symbol of humility and sincerity, so please don’t boast or lie in its presence.

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