Boston ferns are now one of the most common houseplants in the world, did you know the air cleaning benefits it offer?
Popular since the Victorian era, this easy-to-grow fern is known for its sword shaped fronds and are perfect for growing in a hanging basket.
They like lots of indirect light – morning light is perfect; full afternoon sun can actually burn the fronds. Place them near a window, but not in direct light.
Boston ferns thrive in humid climates and need consistent moisture. Keep your ferns happy with moist (not soggy) soil and regular misting.
One good way to tell is to heft the pot. If it feels light, it probably needs watering.
Keep your fern away from drafts or heating vents. In the winter, cut back the fronds to around two inches to help them grow and regenerate in the warmer months.
You don’t need to prune them otherwise unless the fronds are drying up and dropping leaves.
Fertilize once a month during Spring and Summer, then no feeding during Fall and Winter for the dormant season.
Ferns remove formaldehyde and xylene from the air, so they’re good for almost any room, especially one that’s freshly painted or refurbished.
They’ll do well in an office too, so long as you keep them moist.