The Boston Fern is an elegant Victorian favourite, sometimes called the Sword fern. It has graceful, arching, green fronds with a ruffled appearance that is best displayed in a hanging basket or on a stand where it can cascade over the edge.
The Boston Fern will not only bring an air of calm to your home. It is one of the best known plants for purifying the air and regulating humidity.
BOTANICAL NAME – Nephrolepis exaltata
COMMON NAME – Boston fern
SUNLIGHT – Bright filtered light. Avoid direct sunlight.
WATERING – Water regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but never soggy.
HUMIDITY – Likes high humidity. Raise the humidity around your indoor Boston fern.
SOIL – Well-draining potting soil with added peat moss and perlite.
PROPAGATION – Propagate by division.
PESTS – Watch out for the regulars. Fungus gnats, thrips, whiteflies, scales, mealybugs, and spider mites.
TOXICITY – Not toxic to pets.