Plant Care

Grow-How™ Tips: Boston Fern Care

Plant Mom's Tips: Boston Fern Care

We’ve put together some Boston Fern care tips that will help you keep your plant baby happy, lush, and green. So don’t be nervous about keeping your Boston Fern healthy and thriving, the Grow-How™ Team is here to help!

Tip 1: Make your Boston Fern comfortable

Your Boston Fern prefers bright indirect, filtered, or diffused light. Boston Ferns prefer warmer room temperatures between 60-70 degrees. So be sure to keep it away from heating ducts and drafty windows in the winter and air conditioner vents in the summer.

Tip 2: Humidity is key

Boston Ferns thrive with additional humidity, especially in the winter. Mist your Fern daily or place it in a light-filled bathroom or kitchen where the air is normally more humid. You can also place your plant on a tray of pebbles filled with water making sure the water level does not reach the bottom of the pot. The water will create humidity as it evaporates.

Tip 3: Keep it well-watered

Your Boston Fern’s soil should remain constantly damp, but not soggy. Allowing the soil to become dry out is the number 1 reason a Boston Fern drops its leaves and dies.

Tip 4: Give it a haircut

To keep your plant looking its best, trim off any discolored fronds with a sharp pair of scissors. If the entire frond is brown or leafless remove it at the base.

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