Indoor Plant - Nephrolepsis- Boston Fern -House Plant in a Hanging Pot

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Indoor Plant - Nephrolepsis- Boston Fern -House Plant in a Hanging Pot

Indoor Plant - Nephrolepsis- Boston Fern -House Plant in a Hanging Pot

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Although Boston Ferns take their time growing to full size, slow growth may also be a sign that your fern is root bound and needs repotting. Foxtail fern goes through a period of dormancy in the winter, so some gardeners prefer to bring their potted fern indoors. Nephrolepis exaltata'Golden Boston'yields golden leaves and can be grown outside in a pot, and then overwintered indoors to be relocated outside again the next season.

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You may need to adjust the placement of your Boston Fern indoors throughout the year as lighting conditions shift.Remove brown or damaged fronds regularly with pruning shears, cutting as close to the soil level as you can. When repotting, make sure your new pot is only one to two inches larger in diameter than the current pot. Depending on light exposure, your Boston Fern will need water twice weekly to daily during the growing season. Most people toss out their Boston ferns when the weather gets colder, but that’s wasteful and unnecessary. Overwatering your Boston fern can result in root rot, which causes your fern's fronds to turn grey and its roots to brown.

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Using hard tap water can bring down the plant’s vitality and cause burned tips with all the extra salts. That said, your Boston fern might be better prepared to handle winter if it’s been established as an outdoor plant from the get-go. Inspecting your plants in the morning or evening and removing the slugs by hand is one way to tackle the problem. Instead, water it well, cut it back to 2 inches or so in height, and wait to see whether the fern will forgive you, leaf out, and have fronds again. Boston fern responds well to drastic pruning, as this practice encourages bushy growth and can correct issues of legginess.Mature Boston ferns release runners (stolons) that can root and form a daughter plant when it gets in contact with the nearby ground.

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While most Boston ferns are already low-maintenance enough, you might be looking to narrow down your options to fit your needs. This usually requires weekly waterings for indoor plants and more frequent waterings for those grown outside in warm environments. On the plus side, keeping the fern in the same spot can also help you mark where the begonias are rooted. It looks especially good in a hanging planter or on a plant stand, where it can cascade over the sides. The top layer (1-2 inches deep) should feel moist but not all the way soaked, so if it’s dry, you’ll know that you’re overdue for a watering.Meanwhile, there’s also such a thing as over-watering a Boston fern, and it’ll turn the leaves yellow and wilted. Therefore, each fern gradually expands outwards, and the best way to propagate it is to divide it in spring.

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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. If you notice wilting, sticky residue on leaf fronds, or stunted growth, your fern may have a scale infestation. A self-watering pot is an excellent option because it keeps the soil moist, which is necessary for growing ferns. Leave only newly sprouted fronds on your plant; this is especially true if you bring your plant inside because it prevents your plant from dropping all of its old leaves.Just keep in mind that you might not need to use commercial liquid fertilizer in combination with the Epsom salt soak. We recommend regularly misting the plant or placing it in a steamy bathroom with appropriate light, since typical household humidity is only 10-15%. Plus, it’ll increase the risk of root rot, especially during the winter when the plant goes dormant. However, trying to continue its growing cycle indoors often results in a smattering of brown fronds on the carpet.



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