Boston Fern | 60cm - People Plants
Boston Fern | 60cm - People Plants
Boston Fern | 60cm - People Plants
Boston Fern | 60cm - People Plants
Boston Fern | 60cm - People Plants
Boston Fern | 60cm - People Plants
Nephrolepis exaltata

Boston Fern | 60cm

Regular price £37.00

1 in stock

The Boston Fern is a houseplant favourite essential for any collection. This fern helps fill spaces with beautiful green foliage and is tolerant of shady corners and slightly lower temperatures.

A rapid grower when happy, the Boston Fern thrives in bright indirect light, enjoys a little humidity and is forgiving as far as ferns get, readily able to regrow if you make a mistake with its care.

_ Arrives in a 19cm pot
_ Classic, must-have houseplant
_ Doesn't require direct sunlight
_ Pet safe!

*White pot not included.

Next Working Day delivery

All plants less than 120cm in height will be sent out with DPD Next Working Day delivery. The cut off for Next Day delivery is 12pm, midday.

Plants less than 60cm in height = £6 next day delivery
XL plants (60-120cm in height) = £12 next day delivery

All orders for XXL plants (greater than 120cm in height) will be sent out by special courier delivery. We will contact you via email to confirm timings.

XXL plants (120cm+) £20 delivery

*** Please note this is currently for mainland U.K only *** 


If you live locally to us (with a Cornish postcode) during checkout you will have the option to collect your plant from our warehouse or from Open in St Agnes. This is done via your postcode so will only show with a Cornish postcode at checkout.

The Original Houseplant

One of the first plants to be brought into homes, the Boston Fern has been a firm favourite for over a century with its popularity beginning in Victorian times.

Arching fronds

Most Boston Ferns today are a mutation of one of the original species. Cultivated to pronounce their arching fronds and deep green colour.

New foliage

Boston Ferns grow on rhizomes (semi-/subterranean stems) and therefore can be ‘killed’ back to soil level, with the rhizomes still alive, to produce new foliage.

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Plant Bio

Native to a range of tropical areas from Florida down through Central and South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Growing in tropical forests, found in the understory where moisture and humidity are consistent.

The genus name ‘Nephrolepis’ roughly translates to mean ‘kidney’, likely in reference to the kidney shaped sori (spore) formations on fertile fronds. 

This plant is in the family Nephrolepidaceae.

Other names for this plant include:

Sword Fern, Boston’s Fern

boston fern
Care Tips

| Not dissimilar to most other fern species, the Boston Fern is used to growing in shadier corners of its habitat, often under other foliage. At home, for the happiest, healthiest fern possible, grow in lots of bright, indirect light. No sunlight is necessary, however up to half an hour of passing sun can happily be tolerated, though more may cause scorching.

Water | Ferns are reliant on consistent access to moisture, in both the soil and the air. Therefore, keep this fern evenly watered, giving it a drink when the surface of the soil is dry, and elevate the humidity where possible.

Humidity | A higher level of humidity is recommended for this plant to thrive; however, it is not essential to maintain its health. Growing it next to other plants is an easy way to heighten the humidity. 

Temperature | Although technically this fern can be tolerant of lower temperatures, anything below 12°C will cause a loss of foliage, as the plant dies back to its rhizomes, and will regrow when temperatures rise again. For best growth, keep between 15-25°C.