Nephrolepis exaltata – Fern – Boston Fern –


Boston Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata – This evergreen, tufted fern from Florida, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, tropical South America, Polynesia and Africa grows 7′ feet tall and wide. It produces widely arching to erect, lance shaped, pale green fronds, to 7′ feet long, with shallowly toothed, sickle shaped pinnae. Good in hanging basket

Indoors, grow in a mix of 1 part loam, 2 parts sharp sand, and 3 parts leaf mold, in bright filtered light, with moderate to high humidity and good ventation. In the growing season, water moderately and apply a half strength, balance liquid fertilizer monthly. Water sparingly in winter.

Out doors, grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained, humus rich soil in partial shade.

zones 13-15