Question by  wally (39)

What is the best way to care for boston ferns?

I recently planted several Boston Ferns in my front walk way, the last ones I put there died within three months so I need to know how to care for them.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

You may not guess it, but your fern loves indirect sunlight and lots of it. Mist to maintain humidity, and your plant needs 65F to 75F temp. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not saturated, and from spring on, check into a nitrogen-rich houseplant fertilizer. Repotting is not necessary, unless you desire a larger plant.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Boston ferns like a good deal of water and average sunlight, but never direct. If the plants begin to become wiry, you can feed them any household fertilizer with an excessively high amount of nitrogen or phosphorus, though the ration is unimportant. It just needs to be really high, almost off the scale.


Answer by  worker8739 (555)

These plants thrive in a dappled sunlit area. Moisture and humidity are another key element for their survival. Although they look fragile, they are very hardy. They may be easily thinned out as well.


Answer by  Mathmeteachin (192)

It is imperative that your ferns get filtered not direct sunlight. They do quite well in shade as well. Plant in containers on a covered porch - avoid freezing.

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