Boston Fern

Nephrolepsis or Boston ferns are native to Asia and Australia and have long been a favourite indoor plant. They are an attractive fern with long arching fronds that can grow from 40- 80cm long.

Boston ferns prefer a warm high humidity climate and need to be kept moist but not wet otherwise they tend to drop their small leaves. They are most commonly used in hanging baskets or on pedestals or as an underplanting in a warm outdoor shaded area.

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Plant Growing Tips

Where to Grow

Boston Ferns thrive in bright, indirect light. They are ideal for indoor environments with filtered sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves. These ferns also do well in shady outdoor areas or on patios where they are protected from direct sunlight.


Boston Ferns prefer temperatures between 15-24°C . They are sensitive to cold and should be kept away from drafts, air conditioners, and heaters. During the winter months, ensure the temperature does not drop below 10°C  to prevent damage.


High humidity is essential for Boston Ferns. They thrive in environments with humidity levels of 50% or higher. To maintain adequate humidity, mist the leaves regularly, use a humidity tray, or place a humidifier nearby. Grouping plants together can also help increase humidity.

Soil Type

Use a well-draining potting mix that retains moisture but does not become waterlogged. A good mix includes peat moss, perlite, and standard potting soil. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist, but avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot.

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