Nephrolepis exaltata (Green) Fern - Plant

These evergreen terrestrial or epiphytic ferns have short rhizomes and usually wiry spreading runners.
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About Nephrolepis exaltata

Nephrolepis exaltata is considered as being a serious invasive plant, forming dense monocultures. It has 50 to 250cm (20 to 98 inch) long and 6 to 15cm (2 to 6 inch) broad in tufted clusters arising from underground rhizomes.

The individual pinnae (leaflets) are as much as 2 to 8cm (1 to 3 inch) long and shallowly toothed, but not further divided. The pinnate vein pattern is also visible on these highly compound leaves. The round sori (clusters of spore-bearing organs) are in two rows near the margins on the underside of the pinnae. The fronds grow upright at first, then arch gracefully downwards.

They grow in lovely arching rosette shaped and spread by runners.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Nephrolepis exaltata aurea, Golden Fern, Pivla Fern, Golden Boston fern, sword fern, Boston sword fern, wild Boston fern, tuber ladder fern, or fishbone fern
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 2 feet
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Nephrolepis exaltata is one of the easiest of the ferns to grow indoors. These ferns need pliantly of space to develop their long fronds.
  • Rotate the plant from time to time to ensure symmetrical growth, but as far as possible leave it undisturbed.
  • In some of the extremely feathery forms of Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis some of the fronds of the plant occasionally revers to the original species.
  • Cut out any long, insufficiently segmented fronds as soon as they appear.
  • If permitted to survive, they will take over the plant.
  • They need the high level of humidity provided by regular misting and trays of moist pebbles placed under their pots. Use trepid soft water if possible.
  • Once a week, apply a gentle shower with trepid soft water.

    Nephrolepis exaltata care

    They make good houseplants, but require bright, filtered light and humid air. Propagate from runners between late winter and early spring. Of the commonly cultivated ferns, the Boston fern is the most tolerant to drought. The fern thrives best in humid conditions, so when grown as a houseplant it becomes necessary to mist the plant when relative humidity falls below around 80%.

    Sunlight Full to Partial Sunlight
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-draining soils which kept moist and humus-rich
    Temperature 20 to 35 degree C
    Fertilizer Liquid fertilizer on a monthly basis during growth.

    Nephrolepis exaltata special feature

    Attractive foliage

    Nephrolepis exaltata uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It is used for an ornamental plant

  • 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.



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