The Boston fern is the most popular of all ferns grown indoors and has been found to be one of the easiest to care for and maintain that offers beauty and healthy benefits.
What makes it special:
- NASA recommended Air purifier plant
- Attractive foliage plant
- Low maintenance plant
||Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis, Boston Fern - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Nephrolepis exaltata, known as the sword fern or Boston fern, is a species of fern in the family Lomariopsidaceae. The Boston fern is one of the most well-known ferns and admired for its desirable traits as a houseplant.
Boston ferns are typically attractive, with long, graceful fronds bedecked with tiny leaves. It is a relatively tough fern, with a higher tolerance for light than other species, and as far as ferns go, they are more tolerant of dry conditions and easy to propagate.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Sword fern, Boston fern, Boston swordfern, Wild Boston fern, Boston Fern, Boston Blue Bell Fern, Tuber ladder fern, and Fishbone fern
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 1 meter
Planting and care
Keep the plant in Natural indirect/Artificial bright light area.SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.Do not overwater the plant.As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerBefore the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.Do not expose plant to direct sunlight.
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Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural indirect /artificial bright light.
||Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
||Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.
||15 to 27 degrees Celsius
||Apply organic fertilizer once a month.
Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis special feature
The NASA Clean Air Study determined that this plant was effective at removing common household air toxins formaldehyde and xylene.
Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis uses
- It can also be grown on hanging basket