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Boston Fern

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$5.79
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
9, 10, 11,
Zone
9, 10, 11,
Zone
9, 10, 11,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Well packaged, good variety

    Posted by Vaeda on 31st Mar 2017

    Good selection of plants to choose from

  • 5
    Love the look

    Posted by Woody on 30th Mar 2017

    The look is so full and large, birds love playing in it and building a nest

  • 5
    Loved THem

    Posted by Peter Gaylord on 30th Mar 2017

    Love my plants, they are strunning

  • 5
    Happily ever after

    Posted by Jill Davis on 28th Mar 2017

    I was afraid when I saw them arriving in the mail and how small they were that they wouldn't make it, I quickly judged and boy am I wrong. They are thriving and looking great! Will never early judge again.

  • 4
    Growing well

    Posted by Greg Hing on 6th May 2016

    The plants arrived promptly and in excellent condition. They were well grown
    (about 4 to 5 inches tall)and aromatic.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Boston Fern - Nephrolepis exaltata

 The Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) thrives year-round in U.S.D.A. hardiness zones 10 through 12. At maturity, it can achieve both the height and width of three feet as it forms elegant long fronds developing from a central clump. The plant requires partial to full shade or filtered light.

The beauty of this old-fashioned botanical is in its option grown as a lush houseplant or outdoors in container gardening. The Boston fern has been providing striking appeal as a popular indoor plant since the Victorian era. The best place to set one down is right by a window that receives indirect light or to hang it in a similar location.

Watering correctly is the most critical aspect of maintaining a healthy, bright green Boston fern. It's a thirsty plant that likes its moisture, and nursery experts recommend that its soil remain damp. Misting the fern a couple of times a week will also provide humidity and keep the delicate fronds from turning yellow.

One way to determine if a Boston fern needs water is by picking up its container. If the pot feels heavy or full, then the plant is beautiful. If the container feels light, then watering is due. The fern can also be set on a pebble tray filled with water. Ensure, however, that the pot does not sit in standing water.

If the fern is grown outdoors in the summer, then the plant will thrive best with a double watering routine, once during the morning and again in the evening.

A little trimming can be performed at any time of the year, and the Boston fern can benefit from pruning via sharp scissors. It's advised to avoid cropping at the top of the greenery. Instead, trimming off the side fronds located at the base will fortify the plant and eliminate dull, leggy growth.

The Boston fern enhances any interior or exterior with classic beauty.

Boston Fern will grow well in well-drained soils.

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