Boston Fern

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    Boston Fern

    Posted by Gerald Partin on 28th Aug 2019

    This looks great on my front porch. Love these in hanging baskets.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Boston Fern should be taken inside when it's real cold

During the months when the time is warm, the fern can be placed on the patio, balcony, or the porch. It should be taken inside when the temperature reaches 10 degrees Celsius, or 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature is below 4 degrees Celsius or 40 degrees Fahrenheit, do not leave the plant outside.

Boston Fern is very popular

It displays agile leaves that curve over extensively and is 3 feet long when it is full-grown. It is a non-flowering plant. In its native environment, it has been known to grow to 7' tall. It is native to Florida, Africa, South America, Polynesia, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The foliage has stalks that are tough and long, with many tiny leaves on it. The common names for the Boston Fern are Bostoniensis and Nephrolepis Exaltata. Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-12. It grows in well-drained soils, humusy, moist and shady areas with just a small amount of the sun. It is an evergreen plant, and the growth rate is six weeks.

Boston Fern doesn't require alot of water

Put the Boston Fern on small stones on a tray that is wet and humid. A minute amount of fertilizer may be applied on a monthly basis from Spring to early Autumn. If the soil is dry, the Boston Fern will shed fronds. If this happens, regenerate the plant by cutting the fronds back to 2 inches. In the winter when the humidity is low, the tips of the branch may become brown. Plant the Boston Fern, in a large pot and use a mixture of sand, garden earth, and moss. The roots of the plant should be able to stay in the container with the roots laying comfortably. The sources should be near the holes in the bottom of the post. Make sure there is enough soil in the pot when the fern is placed in it. Fill the bowl with the ground.

Boston Fern Ships as Bare Root