Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis, Boston Fern - Plant

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
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1Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis, Boston Fern - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Nephrolepis exaltata bosteniensis

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name 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
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


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Sunlight

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect/Artificial bright light area.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content.

  • Watering
  • Poke 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 Fertilizer
  • Before 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 Protection
  • Remove 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.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Do not expose plant to direct sunlight.
  • 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:

    Sunlight Natural indirect /artificial bright light.
    Watering Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 15 to 27 degrees Celsius
    Fertilizer 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

    Ornamental Use:

    • It can also be grown on hanging basket

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When to plant fern bulbs?

    You can plant fern bulbs in the spring and summer season for better result.

    Do fern plants need sunlight?

    Ferns need indirect natural/artificial bright light. In case of direct sunlight the leaves may get burnt.

    Can fern plants be outside?

    Yes, you can plant fern outside in your garden at shady location where indirect natural/artificial bright light is available.

    Will ferns grow in full shade?

    Yes, ferns can grow in full shade, wherever indirect natural/artificial bright light are available.

    Are fern plants poisonous?

    No, all ferns are not poisonous but spore of some ferns plants are poisonous if they are ingested.

    Will ferns grow in sandy soil?

    Yes, they can grow in sandy soil. Make sure the growing medium is not dried out for long time.

    What does a fern plant look like?

    It depends on the species of ferns plants but most of the ferns have some similar character like the leaves of ferns are called fronds and they all have different sizes, shapes and textures. There are the tiny, soft fronds of maidenhair ferns, the fronds of many ferns begin as small, curled balls as they grow, they change shape and start to look like the neck of a violin. All ferns have spores that look like small dots on the undersides of the fronds.

    How to plant fern bulbs?

    You can easily plant fern bulbs Firstly loosen the soil to a depth of 10-15 cm, dig a small hole deep enough for the bulb size and position the bulbs inside it. Cover the bulb with soil and water well and keep under shade area.

    Do fern plants need a lot of water?

    No ferns doesn't need lot of water like other plants Just apply water in alternate day and keep the soil moist. Do not let the soil dry out for long time.

    Can fern grow indoors?

    Yes, you can grow Fern indoors wherever indirect natural/artificial bright light is available. Also Ferns require more humidity.

    How to revive the fern plant?

    Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants, and water it when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Avoid it from harsh sunlight and keep it in shade location. Apply any balanced organic fertilizer and apply water immediately after fertilizer application.

    When to repot the fern plant?

    You can repot your fern plants if you seen these signs, If the plants overgrown in the current pot. If roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter. If roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant). If plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily.

    How to grow fern plants?

    You can grow your fern plants very easily, Select the container in which you want to grow it and then fill it with garden mix and then plant your fern in container and water it immediately. Keep it in indirect natural/artificial bright light. Apply any balanced organic fertilizer once a month. Do not over water.

    Can fern plants survive winter?

    Yes, fern plants survive in winter, in case of severe winter kept them at warm location with a mulch covering near the root zone in order to keep it warm.

    What are fern plants good for?

    Ferns are recommended as low maintenance houseplants. They are good as mass of lush green foliage, some ferns are best known for air purifying houseplants. This evergreen plant not only helps to rid the home of harmful toxins it improves humidity by helping to restore moisture to the air naturally too.

    When to plant fern?

    It is always better to plant fern in the month of February to June.

    How to propagate fern plant?

    You can propagate ferns from different methods like, from spores, from bulbs, by splitting near root-ball etc.

    Can fern grow in water?

    Fern can grow in water, if they are trained to grow it from its initial stage, better to pour some water on top of the pebbles, as the water evaporates, the humidity will help the fern to grow.

    Where to plant fern?

    You can plant your fern in any shady location where indirect natural/artificial bright are available.

    Why is my fern plant leaves turning brown?

    The browning of fern leaf is mainly due to over-watering, under watering and exposure to dry air.

    Where do fern plants grow?

    Ferns plants grow in different places like moist places, shady forests, crevices in rock faces, particularly when sheltered from the full sun, acid wetlands including bogs and swamps etc. In House grow them to decorate living room corners etc.



    Reviews

    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

    Yagnesh joshi

    Tuesday, 03 March 2020

    ?What if i keep this plant in the office where it is AC? Will it survive there?

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    Friday, 21 February 2020

    Wow nice plants in good condition delivered..?

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    Wednesday, 05 February 2020

    Plant was received in very good condition. Cost little more but a good buy

    Sunaina Raj

    Sunday, 24 November 2019

    Easy plant to grow quickly and provide the rooms with a colourful leaf display

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    Saturday, 23 November 2019

    Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed

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    Wednesday, 13 November 2019

    Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....

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    Tuesday, 12 November 2019

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    Monday, 04 November 2019

    Gift for my father and he loved it

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    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Thanks Nurserylive. i could not get this product in my area without you!

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    Sunday, 27 October 2019

    Very much happy with the product and service.

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    Sunday, 27 October 2019

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    Ila Mishra

    Wednesday, 23 October 2019

    Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?

    Alka Devi

    Sunday, 20 October 2019

    Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?

    Sobaran Singh Pal

    Thursday, 17 October 2019

    Love how cute the plant is..

    Shrinath Narahari

    Tuesday, 08 October 2019

    Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

    Jeremy Cabral

    Monday, 30 September 2019

    Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.

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    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Perfect product to improve the ambience in your home and give it a fresh look!

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    Thursday, 28 June 2018

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    Thursday, 28 June 2018

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    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more

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    Monday, 25 June 2018

    This plant is very easy to grow.

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018

    Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!

    FAYAZ SHAIK

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    Good growth and 90% germination

    Neha Sood

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    What is Botanical name of this plant?

    Racky Ranj

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    What are other names of this plant?

    Jatin Sindhi

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Great plant for a green gift

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    Friday, 15 June 2018

    ?Is it real plant or artificial ???

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    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Looking Good ....survived!!!!!!

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    Thursday, 14 June 2018

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    Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    Really nice and I have never seen anything like this before ...

    Gaurav Narwania

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    perfect gift for your office and home.

    Gaurav Narwania

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Properties of this plant makes it??great houseplants.

    Arshad Khan

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Exactly what I wanted and couldn t locate in any of our local shops! Thanks

    Kiran Mayi

    Monday, 11 June 2018

    Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.

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    Sunday, 10 June 2018

    Great plant..looked nice.

    Sangeeta Sagdeo

    Sunday, 10 June 2018

    Can i keep it in my ac room?

    Mrs.Chaudhary

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Nice plant and vase. As well. I like it

    Rahul Gupta

    Friday, 08 June 2018

    Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.

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    Friday, 08 June 2018

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

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    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.

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    Thursday, 07 June 2018

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    Sunday, 03 June 2018

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    Joshi Prisy

    Saturday, 02 June 2018

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

    Archana Damle

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Good packing. Plant is very healthy and also I received free seeds offer & cashback . Happy :-)

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    Tuesday, 29 May 2018

    Plants are awesome.. the quality is just fantastic. .....I gifted it to my mom on her anniversary

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    Monday, 28 May 2018

    Very much happy with the product and service.

    Vishal Tejaswi

    Monday, 28 May 2018

    How often I need to water it?

    Namita

    Saturday, 26 May 2018

    I have been growing exotic plants for 50 years

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    Wednesday, 23 May 2018

    I like very much this product.also i received a free gift on my order,i suggest everyone to buy N.L.

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