A fixture on American porches and in parlors since Victorian days, the Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata "Bostoniensis") is a tender perennial that has very little to do with Boston. It was a unique plant under similar ferns from Philadelphia flower shop noticed a sent in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is native throughout Florida and found in tropical regions around the Pacific Rim. Like other tropical plants, the Boston fern grows in the shade.
The Boston fern produces gracefully arching, feather-like fronds. The tiny, sheet-like parts of the fronds or auricles are 2 inches long at most smaller and shorter in the direction of the tip. How many ferns produce mature Boston neat rows of punctate spore sacks on their fronds' undersides, but spores are sterile in this unique plant. Boston ferns runners that produce new plants where they reproduce manufactured in accordance with moist soil. The plants thrive in deep shade garden, but do not tolerate frost, although outdoor plants can be brought indoors for the winter.
Boston ferns are suitable for bald spots under the trees, where shade-tolerant grass will not grow. They are easy to grow and thrive under the darkest trees, creating a 2-meter-high ground cover, the bright-green color blends, where it is not otherwise likely. Boston ferns tolerate wet feet short. Boston ferns protect from drying winds. They grow as epiphytes in the permanent base, or "boots" of palm fronds for a striking effect in tropical climates.
Boston ferns growing indoors is possible with a light, cool and humid place. You need at least two hours bright but indirect sunlight each day. A grow light will only work well if Südfenster not offer store a correspondingly cool place. Temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 50 and 55 F at night are best. Boston fern water when the soil surface feels dry. Keep dry in winter but increase irrigation appear as new fronds in February. Humidity is essential to at least 40 to 50 percent. One option is to buy a humidifier. Another option is to set the pot plants atop saucers with gravel and an inch or so of water filled. Humid bathrooms also correspond Boston ferns.
Resist the temptation of potting soil up to the next larger pot size, the fern there is not too large to treat. Share it held in the winter, the change in the potting soil at the same time. Here every 2 or 3 years revitalized the Boston. It is also a quick and easy way to generate new plants. Boston ferns outdoors rarely need fertilizer, but fertilize potted plants grown once a month in spring and summer with a houseplant fertilizer. If you bring the plants indoors for the winter, cut the hanging, green fronds and keep only the young, pointed upward fronds that tend to adapt to indoor growing.