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Boston Fern

Botanical Name
Nephrolepis exaltata
Hardiness
Zones 10 to 12
Height
2 to 3 feet
Width
2 to 3 feet
Light
Bright indirect or filtered light
Soil
Moist well-drained potting mix
Planting & Care
  • Keep soil consistently moist at all times
  • Requires high humidity
  • Repot and divide overcrowded plants in the spring
  • Summer outdoors if plant declines over winter
Problems
Scale, mealybug, slugs, white fly
Varieties
  • Bostoniensis - broad, arching fronds
  • Fluffy Duffy - fringed foliage, compact
  • Fluffy Ruffles - stiff, upright, densely leafed
  • Childsii - overlapping, curling leaflets

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