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Nephrolepis exaltata (Boston Fern)
A typical houseplant that is a beautiful green terrestrial or epiphytic fern. Warmth and bright, indirect light are ideal for growing plants (60-70 degrees). This fern requires a high level of humidity as well as moist soil that should never be allowed to dry up. For increased humidity, place near kitchens and bathrooms, or arrange on a tray of wet stones. Reduce watering in the winter because the plant is dormant and overwatering might cause root rot. This plant is effective in removing pollutants from indoor air. On the underside of the leaves, they produce spores. The dots range in color from dark brown to black and are arranged in a pattern. These are not the same as insect or disease damage.
The first step in proper Boston fern care is proper placement. Boston ferns like low humidity and shade. Boston ferns require extra humidity in the winter. Warmth from heaters makes most homes dry. Set your Boston fern’s pot on a tray of wet pebbles for extra humidity. Spray your fern once or twice a week to keep it moist. Keep the soil moist when caring for a Boston fern. Dry soil kills Boston ferns. Regularly check the soil and water if necessary. Soak Boston ferns once a month to keep peat moss hydrated. Then let it totally drain. Boston fern leaf yellowing under low humidity Yellowing Boston fern fronds? Raise the humidity surrounding it. Not fertilizing Boston ferns is a lesser known maintenance tip. Fertilize the plant twice a year. Spider mites and mealybugs destroy Boston ferns. Cure your plant as quickly as possible to maintain it healthy. All it takes is putting the Boston fern in the right habitat. Your fern will live for many years if properly cared for.
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