Nephrolepis acuminata - Plant
Common name: Boston fern
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Gather your potting supplies. Boston ferns will do best in a potting mixture of peat moss, sand, and garden soil. Pot your fern. Place your fern outdoors in a warm, humid environment. Put your Boston fern in an appropriate room indoors. Provide your fern with indirect sunlight.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- When you care for Boston fern plants indoors, it is a good idea to provide additional humidity for them, especially in the winter.
- Most homes are rather dry, even more when heaters are running.
- For extra humidity care for Boston fern, try setting your fernâ€™s pot on a tray of pebbles filled with water.
- You can also try lightly misting your fern one to two times a week to help it get the humidity it needs.
As an indoor fern, it is perhaps best for pedestals or hanging baskets. Locations in or near bathrooms or kitchens may have better humidity. Where winter hardy outdoors, it may be grown in groups or massed in shady areas, or it may be sited at the base of shrubs or around trees.
- Maidenhair ferns contain flavanoids.
- Ancient healers would use tea from the maidenhair fern to cure coughs and nasal congestion.
- Boston ferns are used as indoor plants; they contribute in eliminating toxins from the air such as formaldehyde.
- It is also used as a laxative to cure indigestion and constipation.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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