Nephrolepis exaltata - Boston Fern
Common Names: Boston Fern, Sword Fern
Origin: Tropical Americas
Foot Candles: 50 - 100
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 40% - 75%
Temperature: 18°C - 28°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Hanging basket, living wall, self-watering planter
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Spore, tissue culture, division
Interiorscape Use: Living walls, filler for interior beds, low-maintenance plant
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips, full-sun can scorch leaves. Chemical pesticides may burn leaves, use soap if needed.
Comments: Very versatile plant capable of withstanding some neglect. One of the most common houseplants. Will spread under the soil with rhizomes if planted in an interior bed. Rhizomes may also be seen growing out of the drainage holes if left root-bound for long periods of time.