Boston Fern / XL
Plant size: Boston Fern / XL
Get it Planted: Without pot
The Boston Fern is one of the most widely known ferns. In the summertime, they can often be spotted out on porches. Their full, bushy nature makes them ideal for hanging or tableside displays, and their textural foliage made them huge for interior designers in the 1990's. This lush understory plant adds a touch of forest life to your home.
Bright indirect light - Will not tolerate low light and will burn in direct sun
Keep soil moist at all times - Water when top 1-2 inches are dry
Air Purifying - Absorbs pollutants
Pet Friendly - Nontoxic
Sits 24"-36" tall and wide In a 10" grow pot
The key to ferns are a humid environment. Mist the leaves frequently and keep away from AC and heat drafts. The kitchen and bathroom are great rooms to keep a fern, as they are naturally high in humidity. If your fern is in need of a serious revival, don't worry too much- giving it a boost with more direct sun and extra mist can revive it, as it stores a lot of energy beneath the soil.
The boston fern is native to the Americas, Africa, and Polynesia, where it grows along the edges of swamps and floodplains. Most ferns reproduce with spores, however, the Boston Fern does not, as it's typically cultivated by dividing the rhizomes that grow under the soil. In some areas of South Africa, Boston Ferns are an invasive species!
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