Tough and easy to grow, these are the most widely used of all ferns. For native Western sword ferns, see Polystichum.Nephrolepis exaltata
Native to tropical parts of Africa, America, and Pacific Islands, the species grows to 7 ft. high and wide and has fronds to 6 in. wide. Most common forms are named selections grown as houseplants. The best known is ‘Bostoniensis’, Boston fern. Growing about 3 ft. high, it is the classic parlor fern, with a spreading, graceful, arching habit. As fronds age they droop, and can be broader than those of the species.
Southeast Asia. Will probably reach 25 ft. and spread half as wide. Medium dark green leaves. It has s...
Native to Australia and the South Pacific. Small feather palms with slender, ringed trunks and well-de...
Native to New Guinea. Grows 10 to 25 ft. tall, 12 to 15 ft. wide, with several clustered trunks. Leave...