Close up of Boston fern leaves.

Boston Ferns

Boston ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata) are one of the most popular houseplants, and for good reason – they’re easy to care for and tolerate low light levels. Whether you are using them indoors or hanging them from a porch, they bring a pop of greenery to any space. If you’re thinking about adding one or more to your home, the guides below will tell you everything you need to know about growing and caring for these beautiful plants. New to Boston ferns? Start here.

Tips for Growing Boston Ferns Outdoors

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Boston ferns are popular houseplants, with their elegant, arching, blade-shaped fronds. These tropical ferns can thrive outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11, and are typically low-maintenance additions to the landscape. Learn how to grow and care for Boston ferns outdoors in the garden in this guide. Read more now.

Boston Fern Care Guide: Grow this Easy-Care Houseplant

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With its arching fronds and gorgeous foliage, the Boston fern is a great choice for your home. This guide covers everything you need to grow Boston ferns indoors. Whether in a hanging planter or as a centerpiece for your coffee table, the Boston fern will make a delightful addition to your living space. Read more.

How to Water a Boston Fern

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A Boston fern with artfully cascading fronds is an attractive and substantial houseplant that may achieve dimensions of two to three feet tall and wide. Under ideal growing conditions, it is lush and green. A key component of care is proper watering. Read on and learn how to meet the moisture needs of Boston fern now.

How to Care for Boston Ferns in Winter

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If you’re growing Boston ferns, you might be wondering what to do with them during the winter months. In this guide we go over how to prepare your ferns for winter and what you need to do to care for them – to keep them healthy and looking their best, ready to regrow vigorously come spring. Read more now.