Boston Fern


Add a lush look to shaded areas of your deck, porch, or patio with beautiful Boston Fern. This tropical plant shows off finely textured leaves and has a classic look that’s sure to beautiful your outdoor spaces. Whether you grow it by itself or as an accent to more colorful shade-loving plants like Begonias or Coleus, Boston Fern is a must-have plant. It is grown and shipped fresh from our farm direct to your front door.

  • Excellent companion for Peace Lily and thirsty plants for a tropical look in planters and containers.
  • In cold climates, you can overwinter it indoors to save for the next year. 
  • Can grow 3 feet tall or more with good care. 

Light Level: Low Light

This plant can get by with very little natural light. Feel free to place it anywhere from on a nightstand to in a bathroom.

Water Level: Very Thirsty

This plant is a very thirsty one, check on it 2-3 times per week and add water every time the top of the soil feels dry to the touch.

Quick Tips

It’s best to protect this subtropical fern from temperatures below 50F/10C.

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Plant Bio

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’

Said to have been discovered as a sport in 1894, Boston Fern is popular today as a deck/patio plant and as a houseplant. It’s frequently grown in hanging baskets where it can be hung on shaded front porches. The plant’s finely textured arching fronds have a graceful look that naturally fits in with a range of architectural and décor styles. Like most ferns, keep it from drying out, especially in hot, windy weather or low-humidity conditions indoors. While Boston Fern is a specific variety, the species Nephrolepis exaltata is native to subtropical areas of North, Central, and South America, including Florida.

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.

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