Enjoy the lush foliage and low-maintenance care of the Boston Ferns that we are growing at Willy’s Greenhouse. Continue reading to learn more about how to care for this plant, as well as answers to our most commonly asked questions.
The Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is a popular houseplant that is known for its lush, green fronds and easy care requirements.
Native to tropical regions of the Americas, the Boston Fern is a member of the fern family and is prized for its air-purifying qualities. The plant is relatively easy to care for and can thrive in a range of indoor environments, from bright, indirect light to low light conditions.
Boston Ferns prefer consistently moist soil, so water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.
The plant’s soil should never dry out completely, but be careful not to keep the soil too wet, as this can cause root rot.
Boston Ferns prefer bright, indirect light, but can also tolerate lower light conditions.
If the plant starts to turn yellow or brown, it may be an indication that it is getting too much sunlight.
Boston Ferns prefer temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C) during the day and slightly cooler temperatures between 50-60°F (10-15°C) at night.
The plant benefits from moderate humidity, so consider using a humidifier or placing the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water to increase humidity levels.
How long will my Boston Fern last once I bring it home?
With proper care, a Boston Fern can last for several years as a houseplant.
Can I keep my Boston Fern in a bathroom or other humid area?
Yes, Boston Ferns thrive in humid environments and can be a great choice for a bathroom or other humid area of your home. Just be sure to provide the plant with bright, indirect light and avoid exposing it to temperature fluctuations or drafts.
How do I prune my Boston Fern?
Prune your Boston Fern by removing any yellow, dead, or damaged fronds as they appear. This will encourage new growth and prevent the plant from becoming too leggy.
Can I keep my Boston Fern in a dark room?
While Boston Ferns prefer bright, indirect light, they can tolerate lower light conditions as well. If you must keep the plant in a dark room, consider supplementing natural light with artificial light using fluorescent grow lights.