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The Nephrolepis exaltata 'True Boston', commonly known as the Boston fern, is a classic and beloved houseplant known for its graceful, pinnate leaves and lush growth. Native to tropical and subtropical regions, this fern is a popular choice for indoor spaces because of its air-purifying properties and ease of care.

Characteristics
Leaves: The leaves of the Boston fern are long, narrow and pinnate, with a delicate, graceful appearance. They are light green in color and can reach a length of 50-90 cm, depending on care and growing conditions.
Growth Form: The fern has a bushy, arching growth form that is ideal for hanging baskets or pots where the leaves can hang freely.
Growing environment: Nephrolepis 'True Boston' thrives in partial shade to shady environments, and can be grown indoors or outdoors in temperate climates.

Care
Soil: This fern prefers well-drained, moist potting soil that is rich in organic matter. A mixture of peat moss, perlite and compost works great.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Boston ferns like high humidity, so regular spraying of the leaves is recommended, especially in dry environments.
Feeding: Fertilize the fern every few weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer.
Temperature: The ideal growing temperature is between 18-24°C. The fern can be sensitive to drafts and sudden changes in temperature, so place it in a sheltered spot.

Usage
Indoors: The Boston fern is an excellent choice for indoor spaces such as living rooms, bathrooms, and offices. It brings a touch of nature and freshness to any room and is particularly effective as a hanging plant or in a decorative pot.
Outdoors: In temperate climates the fern can also be grown outdoors in shady gardens, on terraces or balconies. Make sure it is protected from direct sunlight and strong winds.

Advantages
Air purifying: The Boston fern is known for its ability to purify the air by absorbing harmful substances such as formaldehyde and xylene and releasing oxygen, which contributes to a healthier indoor climate.
Lush and Graceful: With its long, arching fronds, the fern instantly adds a lush and graceful look to any space.
Easy to maintain: The Boston fern is relatively easy to care for and adapts well to different indoor environments, as long as it is watered regularly and has sufficient humidity.


The Nephrolepis exaltata 'True Boston' is a timeless classic among ferns that offers both beauty and health benefits. With its lush, graceful leaves and air-purifying properties, this fern is a must-have for any plant lover and a great addition to both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘True Boston’

€3.15 Regular Price
€2.68Sale Price
  • 12 cm

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