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Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’
Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’

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Zones 23-25, 27, H2
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Nephrolepis exaltata

Boston Fern
Polypodiaceae
Evergreen, Ferns

NEPHROLEPIS

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 the 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 they can be broader than those of the species.

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