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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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(Feb-April).

    Do fern plants need sunlight?

    Ferns need indirect 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 bright light is available.

    Will ferns grow in full shade?

    Yes, Ferns can grow in full shade, wherever indirect bright light is 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?

    To plant consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving indirect bright light. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get indirect bright light. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

    Do fern plants need a lot of water?

    No Ferns doesn't need lot of water like other plants . Just apply water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

    Can fern grow indoors?

    Yes, you can grow Fern indoors wherever indirect 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. 1. If the plants overgrown in the current pot. 2. If roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter. 3. If roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter.

    How to grow fern plants?

    You can grow your fern plants from spores, from bulbs, by splitting near root-ball etc. 1. Sunlight- Indirect bright light is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    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.

    When to plant fern?

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

    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 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

    Sunday, 26 July 2020

    Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.

    Farid Molla

    Friday, 24 July 2020

    what are the dimensions of the pot?

    Praveen Kumar PK

    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

    Yagnesh joshi
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