Nephrolepis exaltata, Boston Ferns have played a starring role
inside and out of America homes. This voluptuous, easy-care, fern grows
just as well on porches and patios as it does gracing your front hall or
living room. Boston ferns graceful produce arching branches covered
with soft, emerald-green fronds. Indoors, Boston ferns will also help
remove toxins such as toluene and xylene from the air. Hardy from zones
Like other ferns, Boston fern is relatively easy to grow indoors or out.
It does best in high humidity and with consistently moist soil. If it
dries out too much, the fronds turn brown and crispy. Outdoors it
thrives in shade or part shade, and appreciates protection from hot,
drying winds. Indoors, it likes a medium to bright spot (but out of
direct sun) and protection from hot, dry air coming from heating vents.
Boston ferns enjoy being misted when grown inside over the winter.
Fertilize every two months with a liquid houseplant fertilizer.
In very warm climates, Boston fern can be grown outdoors all year long. However, throughout most of the country,
Boston ferns should be grown as houseplants during the winter. Bring your plants inside when frost threatens.