Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is a classic houseplant with beautiful lush-green, sword-shaped foliage and densely packed leaflets along the fronds. This plant is very useful as it is one of the top-rated plants for eliminating air pollutants. It also produces a large amount of water vapor into the air and works as a room humidifier.
This fern plant has falling ruffled fronds that make it look wonderful in both tall planters and hanging baskets.
Indoor Boston fern can grow up to 3 feet in both length and width. Ferns do not produce flowers.
Boston fern likes bright, indirect light and does not tolerate harsh direct sunlight or deep shade.
This plant needs watering once or twice per week to keep the soil slightly moist. Water only the soil and not directly into the leaves to avoid rotting. Drain well after each watering to prevent waterlogged soil.
This plant prefers soils that can retain moisture but still drain well. You can use a peat-based potting soil and add some perlite to increase the soil's drainage capacity.
Boston Fern should be kept in temperatures between 60°F-75°F and a humidity level of at least 50%. Use a humidifier and mist your plant when the weather is dry, especially during winter.
This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with a diluted houseplant fertilizer.
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" plant + clay pot option. Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are: - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes. - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy
*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.