A Green Delight for Your Home

Say hello to the Nephrolepis cordifolia, or as it's more commonly known, the Boston Fern. This delightful green beauty is a must-have for any plant enthusiast. With its lush fronds and easy care, it's the perfect addition to your indoor or outdoor garden.

Nephrolepis cordifolia

Dappled To Partial Sun

Adaptable to both indirect light and moderate direct sun.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Nephrolepis cordifolia

The Boston Fern stands proudly at 1-3 feet tall and spreads out to a width of 1-2 feet. Its fronds are a vibrant green color, creating a lush and tropical feel. While it doesn't produce flowers or fruits, its charm lies in its leafy abundance.

Did you know that the Boston Fern is also known as the 'Fishbone Fern'? Its fronds resemble the bones of a fish, giving it this quirky nickname!

Also known as

Boston fern
Erect sword fern
Fishbone fern
Ladder fern
Narrow swordfern
Sword fern
Tuber fern
Tuber ladder fern
Tuberous sword fern

Our design recommendations

The Boston Fern is a versatile plant that can be placed in overhead planters or used as a domestic plant. It's a great choice for adding a touch of green to your living room or patio.