boston fern

Boston ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata) are popular houseplants and proper care is essential to keeping this plant healthy and growing. Even though growing Ferns are not difficult you have to know how to grow them and  Learning how to set a comfortable environment for ferns to grow. Here are some simple tips which you can try with your fern so that they grow happy and beautiful. Boston ferns need a cool place with high humidity and indirect light.


Boston Fern prefers bright but indirect sunlight, filtered, or even diffused light. Boston Ferns prefer warmer room temperatures between 55-70 degrees. Boston ferns need a cool place to grow so, be sure to keep it away from heating ducts and windows that get very strong heat during the day and afternoon.

Humidity is key

Ferns prefer to grow in places with high humidity. For extra humidity care for Boston fern, try setting your fern’s pot on a tray of pebbles filled with water. Mist your Fern daily or place it in a light-filled bathroom where the air is normally more humid than other rooms. You can also try lightly misting your fern once or twice a week to help it get the humidity it needs.

Keep it well-watered

Unlike other indoor plants that need lesser water and damp soil, your Boston Fern’s soil should remain constantly damp, but obviously not soggy. Allowing the soil to become dry out is the main reason a Boston Fern drops its leaves and dies out. Keep checking the soil so that when you feel it’s going to dry out give it a mist or give some water.

Give A Trim

To keep your plant looking the best, trim off any strands without leaves or brown leaves.

Care From Pests

Boston ferns are susceptible to some kinds of pests, especially mealybugs and spider mites. If your plant becomes infected, make sure to treat the plant as quickly as possible to keep it healthy.


One of the very lesser-known care tips for a Boston fern is that they do not need much fertilizer. Fertilizers should only be given to the plant only a few times a year.

Comments (1)

  1. Sheejas


    I have bought Boston fern recently and was googling how to take care of them and came across your write up.. It’s very much helpful.. Also please put a blog on care for aglonima.. And it’s types…

    Thanks a lot

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