The lush arching, dangling fronds of Boston fern are especially suited to hanging baskets, but they also look great on a pedestal. Give the plant medium to bright light, high humidity, temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees F, and evenly moist soil to ensure success.
- Plant Type:
- Indoor Plant
- Plant Height:
- 1-3 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-4 feet wide
- Special Features:
- Attractive Foliage
'Bostoniensis' is the standard type, grown as an elegant houseplant since Victorian times.
'Dallas' was developed to tolerate lower light and drier air conditions than the common Boston fern. It is a compact plant, with fronds only about half the length of the species.
'Fluffy Ruffles' is a smaller form of Boston fern with finely divided curled fronds.
'Kimberly Queen' is a closely related species that is less sensitive to low humidity, so it holds up well in average room conditions.