A guide to the Boston Fern

A bit of a diva, this plant will look lush in your home. Read our easy care guide for the a, b, c's on the Boston Fern
Prickle Plants Boston Fern Indoor Plant

Let us introduce you to the Sword Fern. This frizzy, jazzy, evergreen plant also goes by the name Boston Fern because it was found upon a boat arriving in the city in the late 1800s. The Sword Fern can happily be placed in indirect light or shade and it’s perfect for living rooms, kitchens, or bathrooms. Depending on the room, you should make sure you give your plant a (sea) spray every few days to keep it a happy lady.

Avoid touching your Boston Fern too much, as it will turn it’s beautiful green leaves brown.

Being from the high seas of Boston, this plant can be a bit particular about its watering schedule, so make sure you give it a top up little and often to avoid the soil ever going dry. It is also worth noting that if your Nephrolephis Exaltata looks like it's a little sad, try using lukewarm water to bring it back to life.


Care Guide

Other Names: Nephrolepis Boston Fern; Nephrolephis Exaltata; Sword Fern
Origin: North America
Light: Keep it in indirect sunlight, this plant loves the shade.
Water: Never let the soil dry out, water little but often.
Environment: Give your Boston Fern a mist occasionally, ideally every few days to keep it happy.
Care: If your fern is looking sad, try watering with lukewarm water.
Location: Kitchen, bathroom, living room.
Minimum Temperature: 12 degrees.
Pet Friendly: Yay, this plant is child and pet friendly.
Propagation: When repotting, divide up the roots to propagate.

Boston Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis
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Phlebodium Blue Star; Asparagus Plumosus; Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis
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Problem Solving

Brown spots? This is normal, trim away to keep your Boston Fern looking its best.

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