Boston FernCare Guide
Boston ferns make a great addition to any home, both aesthetically and practically. Their lush greenery enhances the appearance of their surroundings, while the plant helps to remove harmful pollutants and purify air quality, resulting in a healthier environment. On top of that, Boston ferns fare well in hanging baskets, making them ideal for brightening up even the smallest of spaces.
BEST PLACE TO PUT IN THE HOME
Boston fern plants can meet their full potential indoors, provided the conditions are right. These plants require indirect sunlight, an ambient temperature, and high humidity. While Boston fern care is relatively simple, they can quickly lose their stunning appearance if kept in an inappropriate environment.
How to maintain the right humidity levels
How to maintain the right light levels
Where to display your Boston fern
HOW TO CARE FOR A BOSTON FERN
Repotting and Propagating a Boston fern
You can propagate Boston ferns if your plant becomes too large, or if you want to give a bit of plant power to your loved ones. Using a trowel, carefully separate your plant into two parts, ensuring each half has its fair share of healthy roots. You can then repot each separate plant. You won’t need to feed or fertilize for a month after repotting – the new soil will already have the necessary nutrients.
Other care tips
While many ferns can be toxic to pets, including dogs and cats, Boston ferns are entirely safe for pets. Even if Rover takes a bite out of it, or Tibbles spends hours batting the fronds to and fro, there’s no cause for concern.
With their delicate cascade of luscious verdant fronds, Boston ferns can aesthetically enhance any space. Safe for children and pets, relatively easy to care for and with air purifying properties, you can’t go wrong. Use our care tips to keep your newest addition healthy and attractive for years to come.