Boston Fern 'Hanging Basket' (Nephrolepis Exaltata

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Boston Fern 'HB' (Dracaena Terminalis)
Mature Height 10-12 inches
Mature Width 5-6 inches
Spacing 3-4 inches apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Shade
Temperature Tolerance 50-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate Moderate (10 inches/year)
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time spring to early summer
Origin Native to South America


Boston Fern 'HB' (Nephrolepis Exaltata), commonly known as Hawaiian Fern, thrives indoors with bright, indirect light. It adapts to lower light levels but may slow its growth. Plant it in well-draining soil with pot drainage holes to prevent waterlogged roots.

Care Tips

Boston Fern 'HB' (Nephrolepis Exaltata) is low-maintenance. Keep the soil consistently moist, avoiding overwatering to prevent root rot. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks in the growing season (spring and summer). Pruning is usually unnecessary, but remove yellow or damaged leaves for aesthetics.


Boston Fern 'HB' (Nephrolepis Exaltata) is an excellent choice for indoor decor, adding elegance to homes and offices with its lush foliage. Its low-maintenance nature makes it suitable for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

Planting Tips

When planting Boston Fern 'HB' (Nephrolepis Exaltata) in a pot, choose well-draining soil and a container with drainage holes. Position in an area with bright, indirect light. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry, allowing excess water to drain.


Regular maintenance includes proper watering and feeding during the growing season. Watch for yellowing leaves, a sign of potential overwatering.

Protect the plant from drafts and cold temperatures, maintaining warmth and humidity for optimal growth.

Pests and Diseases

Boston Fern 'HB' (Nephrolepis Exaltata) is generally resistant to pests but may attract mealybugs or spider mites. Monitor regularly and treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap if needed. Ensure good airflow to prevent fungal diseases, and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.



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