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Boston Fern Plants

Nephrolepis exaltata

Boston Ferns have been adding elegance to homes and porches for hundreds of years. These look great as hanging plants or placed on a plant stand as a single specimen or grouped with other house plants.

Growzone: 9-11

As Low As $28.95
1. Choose Size & Quantity
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6 Inch Pot $28.95

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6 Inch Hanging Basket $32.95

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10 Inch Hanging Basket $49.95
2. Choose Recommended Add-Ons
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Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer $17.95
Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food $16.95
Espoma Organic Potting Mix $16.95
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Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is a tropical indoor fern that is best known for growing in hanging baskets. They are versatile, easy to care for, and will thrive in partial to full shade. Boston Fern plants love humid climates and do well on porches, patios, and decks in the spring and summer. It is a weather resistant fern, so in the winter you can bring it inside or allow it to enter dormancy outdoors. Boston Fern also has air cleaning properties which make it an excellent houseplant selection.

Also known as the Fishbone Fern, Sword Fern, and the Tuber Ladder Fern, the ornamental leaves resemble a fish bone and the long, green fronds grow into a dense, arching cluster. Boston Ferns require moist soil so be sure to water and mist your fern regularly. The Boston Fern plant's lush and elegant foliage has been used to decorate homes and gardens since the Victorian era, making it one of the most popular indoor/outdoor fern plants available.

About Your Boston Fern Plants

Boston Ferns look beautiful in hanging baskets or mixed containers because they blend well with any color of foliage. They bring lots of personality to shady spots. Luckily, Boston can also handle dappled shade, and indoors it just needs some light from a windowsill and some humidity. Boston Ferns are a classic houseplant or hanging basket for summer outdoors. It doesn't require much light, and handles even the shadiest spots outdoors. Boston Ferns require consistent moisture, and can not handle going completely dry. They also like a fair amount of humidity if kept indoors, making these ferns a fabulous addition to kitchens or bathrooms. 


Growing Zone 9-11
Mature Height: 12 to 18 Inches
Mature Width: 18 to 36 Inches
Classification: Green Foliage
Sunlight: Bright, indirect light to mostly shade
Habit: Cascading, dense
Flower Color: Does not flower
Foliage: Green, flat fronds
Soil Condition: Prefers soil that will retain moisture
Water Requirements: Does not like to dry out between watering
Uses: Excellent individually or in a container or hanging basket, inside or out
This Plants Growzone: 9-11
Boston Fern Plants Hardiness Zone

Planting Information

Before you buy a Boston Fern Plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What is the best light for Boston Ferns?

What is the best light for Boston Ferns?

Indoors, Boston Fern needs bright, indirect light from a windowsill. Northern or eastern facing windows would keep your plant happy. Outside, Boston Ferns can handle some sun, but not much. Again, eastern exposure or dappled shade would be ideal. The fronds will burn and turn yellow then brown if exposed to too much sunlight.

How often do I water Boston Fern Plants?

How often do I water Boston Fern Plants?

Boston Fern likes to stay moist. It does not like to stay or sit in water or get too dry. Find a consistant rhythm with your Boston Fern so that it stays moist but not wet, and never dries out.

How do I fertilize Boston Ferns?

How do I fertilize Boston Ferns?

Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Boston Fern. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.

What is the best soil for Boston Fern Plants?

What is the best soil for Boston Fern Plants?

Boston Fern likes a dense soil, and prefers to have moist conditions. Plants can not stay constantly wet, but do not like to go completely dry either. It's best to use a regular potting mix or a potting mix based in peat moss, which retains moisture.


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