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Golden boston fern Golden Boston fern Rita's Gold Golden Boston Fern Plants

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Golden Boston Fern Plants

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Rita's Gold'

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

Growzone: 9-11

As Low As: $26.95

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The Golden Boston Fern has a little more wow factor than the more common Boston Fern varieties. It features broad, striking chartreuse-colored fronds. The golden foliage gets brighter with more sun, but be careful because too much bright sun can burn the leaves, so place in bright filtered light. Golden Boston Fern has a graceful, arching habit and maintains this shape with no pruning. Also called Yellow Boston Fern or Rita's Gold Boston Fern.

The Curly Boston Fern is a good plant to keep around as it cleans the air in your home of harmful chemicals and toxins. !


Growing Zone 9-11
Mature Height: 18 to 24 Inches
Mature Width: 30 to 36 Inches
Classification: Green Foliage
Sunlight: Bright, indirect light to mostly shade
Habit: Cascading, Dense foliage
Flower Color: Does not flower
Foliage: Gold Colored, dense 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 Golden Boston Fern Plants Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Golden Boston Fern Plants

Before you buy a Golden 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 Golden Boston Ferns?

What is the best light for Golden Boston Ferns?

Indoors, Golden Boston Fern needs bright, indirect light from a windowsill. Northern or eastern facing windows would keep your plant happy. Outside, Golden 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 a Golden Boston Fern Plants?

How often do I water a Golden Boston Fern Plants?

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

How do I fertilize Golden Boston Ferns?

How do I fertilize Golden Boston Ferns?

Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Golden 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 Golden Boston Fern Plants?

What is the best soil for Golden Boston Fern Plants?

Golden 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.


Additional Information

The Golden Boston Fern has a little more wow than the more common Boston ferns. It features broad, striking chartreuse fronds. Its gold foliage gets brighter with more sun but too much can burn, so place in bright filtered light. Like the Original Boston fern, the Rita's Gold Boston fern is a classic indoor plant, especially prized because it does well in low light. A clean air plant that rids the home of harmful toxins and improves the humidity level. Because of these air-purifying properties, the Boston fern is said to offer real benefits to those who suffer from dry skin or irritably dry noses or throats.


Frequently Asked questions

Are Golden Boston Ferns toxic to pets?


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