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The ultimate plant care guide for your Boston Fern

Boston Fern

The Boston fern is one of the most recognizable ferns. It loves moisture and humid environments, which makes it a great plant for your bathroom. The great textures of the leaves help to add something to any room you place it in and even helps your fern to stand out against your other houseplants.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

  1. How to take care of a Fern indoors

In this ultimate guide we're going to look at how you can take care of your Boston Fern. You're going to learn everything about how to keep your Boston Fern happy and to help it thrive.

Summary of Boston Fern care

Find out what the Boston Fern prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Boston Fern!

Watering your Boston Fern

The Boston Fern likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.

Sunlight for your Boston Fern

The Boston Fern prefers a darker spot of your house: a spot where it gets low-light sunlight exposure. Your Boston Fern doesn't like too much light.

Fertilizing your Boston Fern

The Boston Fern needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.

Soil for your Boston Fern

The Boston Fern prefers a moist growing environment, so you'll need soil that holds onto water well. You can use vermiculite and coconut coir to hold onto more moisture.

Temperature for the Boston Fern

The Boston Fern prefers a spot that consistently stays between 15 - 24°C (59 - 75°F).

Propagating the Boston Fern

To propagate the Boston Fern, you can remove seeds / bulbs from the parent plant and grow the baby Boston Fern's into an adult plant.

Repotting the Boston Fern

You should repot your Boston Fern once every 2 year(s). This helps your Boston Fern to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Boston Fern plant care

The Boston Fern is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

1. How to take care of a Fern indoors

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How to take care of a Fern indoors

Ferns are beautiful plants with a lot of textures, shapes, and sizes. There are a lot of different ferns, each with their own characteristics. In this plant care guide, we're going to look at how to take care of your type of Fern.

Read "How to take care of a Fern indoors"

Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Boston Fern?
The Boston Fern likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.
How much sunlight does the Boston Fern need?
The Boston Fern prefers a darker spot of your house: a spot where it gets low-light sunlight exposure. Your Boston Fern doesn't like too much light.
How much fertilizer does the Boston Fern need?
The Boston Fern needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best soil for the Boston Fern?
The Boston Fern prefers a moist growing environment, so you'll need soil that holds onto water well. You can use vermiculite and coconut coir to hold onto more moisture.
What is the ideal temperature for the Boston Fern?
The Boston Fern prefers a spot that consistently stays between 15 - 24°C (59 - 75°F).
How do you propagate the Boston Fern?
To propagate the Boston Fern, you can remove seeds / bulbs from the parent plant and grow the baby Boston Fern's into an adult plant.
How often should you repot the Boston Fern?
You should repot your Boston Fern once every 2 year(s). This helps your Boston Fern to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Boston Fern easy to take care of?
The Boston Fern is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.

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