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Size: 8 inch
Style: Grower Pot
  •  Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is a classic houseplant with beautiful lush-green, sword-shaped foliage and densely packed leaflets along the fronds. This plant is very useful as it is one of the top-rated plants for eliminating air pollutants. It also produces a large amount of water vapor into the air and works as a room humidifier.

     This fern plant has falling ruffled fronds that make it look wonderful in both tall planters and hanging baskets.

     Indoor Boston fern can grow up to 3 feet in both length and width. Ferns do not produce flowers.

  • Boston fern likes bright, indirect light and does not tolerate harsh direct sunlight or deep shade.

     This plant needs watering once or twice per week to keep the soil slightly moist. Water only the soil and not directly into the leaves to avoid rotting. Drain well after each watering to prevent waterlogged soil.

     This plant prefers soils that can retain moisture but still drain well. You can use a peat-based potting soil and add some perlite to increase the soil's drainage capacity.

     Boston Fern should be kept in temperatures between 60°F-75°F and a humidity level of at least 50%. Use a humidifier and mist your plant when the weather is dry, especially during winter.

     This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with a diluted houseplant fertilizer.

     Boston Fern is non-toxic.

  • USDA Zone 9-11

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    • 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    • 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
    • Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
    • Wooden stake to support the plant.


    *All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via info@bestplantfriend.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.

    When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
  • It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.