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
Medium: 25cm 40 25 17

The table gives a guide to the size of this product and how it will fit into your space - please allow +/-10% variance for plants. Height measurements are from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot.

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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