How To Grow Boston Fern


Boston Ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata) are popular for indoors with their long lacy fronds. They prefer slightly humid conditions and a well-lit, protected position, so get these growing conditions right and you’ll have a lovely indoor fern all year round. They can also be grown in the garden making them quite a versatile plant.

Position – In a cool well-lit spot away from direct sunlight
Water – Regular watering
Soil – Well drained
When To Grow – Throughout the year

How To Grow

Step 1 – Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in a shaded spot in the garden or choose a position indoors that receives indirect sunlight. Protect from strong winds.
Step 2 – Fill chosen pot with a premium quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
Step 3 – Position in the pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
Step 4 – Feed every 2-3 weeks from spring until mid-autumn with Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate as directed for ‘Delicate Plants’.

Growing Tips


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