Boston Fern
Nephrolepis
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers tepid constant temperatures through the whole year (average under 20 °C).
pH range 5.6 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity irritant

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Sword Farn, Fluffy Ruffle Fern, Kupukupu
Family Lomariopsidaceae
Other scientific names Polypodium exaltatum

Characteristics

Growth form fern - horsetail
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Leaf color
  • green