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Boston fern


Nephrolepis exaltata

Boston fern

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
Top Varieties

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis' is the standard type, grown as an elegant houseplant since Victorian times.
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Nephrolepis exaltata '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.
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Nephrolepis exaltata 'Fluffy Ruffles' is a smaller form of Boston fern with finely divided curled fronds.
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Nephrolepis obliterata 'Kimberly Queen' is a closely related species that is less sensitive to low humidity, so it holds up well in average room conditions.
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Propagation
Division