Boston Fern | Nephrolepis exaltata
Boston Fern - Nephrolepis exaltata
Light - Boston fern does best when grown in a location with bright, indirect light. Too much shade can result in sparse fronds that appear lackluster, and too much sun can burn the fronds.
Water - The key to successfully growing a Boston fern is to keep the soil lightly moist—but not soggy—during the spring and summer when it is actively growing. This usually requires weekly waterings for indoor plants and more frequent waterings for those grown outside in warm environments. Regularly test the soil with your hand to dial in the right schedule. If the soil dries out, the fern’s foliage may quickly drop. During the fall and winter months, reduce watering to every other week, but make sure the fronds don't dry out during this period of dormancy.