Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata "Bostoniensis")


NASA Certified
Air Purification Rating
Excellent for removing chemical vapours with a high transpiration rate which is ideal for air circulation and humidity control.
Summary
Ferns are one of the oldest groups of plants in existence - their existence can be traced in the fossil records back to over 350 million years ago. Ferns rose to prominence as house plants during Victorian times and have remained popular ever since.
Ferns are excellent air purifiers but they can be challenging to maintain successfully.
Family
Polypodiaceae (fern)
Origin
Tropical regions worldwide
Care and Maintenance
Must be watered and misted frequently or leaves will turn brown. Feed weekly during spring and summer and sparingly in winter. Use tepid water (preferably rain water) to keep the soil moist but never saturated. Never allow the root ball to dry out completely. Ensure frequent misting during hot dry periods such as the conditions caused by central heating use.
Light Conditions
Semi-sun
Temperature
Daytime: 18 to 24 degrees celsius
Nightime: 10 to 18 degrees celsius
Pests and Problems
Very occasionally prone to scale insects, spider mites and aphids.