Boston Fern
(Sword Fern)
Light:
Boston Ferns are adaptable plants that thrive in medium and bright, indirect sunlight. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves.
Water:
Boston Ferns enjoy weekly watering sessions, keeping their soil moist but not wet. Allow the top 2’ of soil to dry out between waterings during winter.
Humidity:
Your Boston Fern will appreciate being placed in a humid environment, which you can create by misting it frequently, placing it close to other plants or on a pebble tray partly filled with water. They thrive in steamy bathrooms and kitchens.
Temperature:
Boston Ferns prefer temperatures ranging from 18º-25ºC, but will tolerate colder or warmer spaces if kept away from cold drafts and abrupt temperature changes.
Fertiliser:
Feed with general houseplant fertiliser monthly during the growing season (spring to summer).
Toxicity:
Boston Ferns are non-toxic and suitable for homes with small children and pets.
Troubleshooting:
Browning, drying fronds: suggest your Boston Fern has been underwatered, exposed to dry air or burnt by direct sunlight.