Boston Fern (7.5”)
Boston ferns have whimsical, long, graceful fronds bedecked with tiny leaves. This is a relatively tough, easy to propagate fern that has a higher tolerance for light and dry conditions than other species.
Water: Keep soil moist. Ferns love humidity so mist regularly.
Sunlight: The Boston fern prefers bright indirect light when grown indoors. Will tolerate low light. No direct sunlight.
Food: During the spring and summer only, fertilize once a month with a liquid plant food at half strength.
Placement: Boston ferns can be displayed in any number of ways, including on pedestals, in hanging baskets, as part of a grouping, or as lush specimen plants on the right windowsill. You can also take them outdoors in the summer time as a perfect porch plant.
Plant Parent Care Tips:
- Remove dead fronds by cutting them off.
- Occasionally rotate the plant to keep it growing evenly.
- If the fern begins to look ratty, trim back the plant until it is 2 inches tall, water and fertilize, and it will soon begin to grow back out.
Pets: Safe for pets!
Interesting fact: The distinctive arching fronds of Boston fern are a mutation from the straight fronds of standard sword ferns. The popular stories are that the mutation either occurred on a ship full of ferns being sent to Boston, or in the plant nursery of a Florida grower who later sent them to friends in Boston.