Boston Fern Nephrolepis Exaltata
Pot type (sold separately) Nursery Pot — Free
Nephrolepis Exaltata

Boston Fern


I am one of the most popular ferns around, people love my bushy appearance and delicate feathery fronds. I am native to the jungles of South America so I love humidity, so I am the perfect plant for a steamy bathroom or kitchen!

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To see me at my best

I love humidity and indirect light. I can be fussy with water, so give me filtered water to perk me up!

Size guide

Width Height Diameter
45cm height, 17cm pot 40 45 17

Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.

Boston Fern Size Guide

Boston Fern Size Guide

How to look after me

  • Light


    I like bright, indirect light, direct sun will quickly burn me.

  • Water


    Keep the compost moist but not wet at all times.

  • Food


    Feed me once a month in spring and summer.

  • Climate


    I love humidity, so mist me regularly or keep me in a steamy bathroom.

  • Other Maintentance


    Snip off any browning fronds.

Things to look out for

  • Look Out

    Pale fronds

    Your plant may need feeding or it might be in too intense light.
  • Look Out

    Brown / dying fronds

    Increase humidity and make sure your fern is getting enough water.
  • Boston Fern detail shot

Health impacts

  • Pet Friendly


  • Air Purifying


    Very effective in removing formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and airborne germs, moulds and bacterias from the indoor air.

Find me under

Boston Fern detail shot


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