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Boston Fern

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Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Year Round
Sun & Shade,
Deer Resistant, Border Plants,
Deer Resistant, Border Plants,
9, 10, 11,
9, 10, 11,
9, 10, 11,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Very pleased

    Posted by Raye on 5th Apr 2017

    Pleased overall with my experience

  • 5

    Posted by Jonathan on 4th Apr 2017

    This is a very large fern that grows thick and wide. Looks good in a pot.

  • 4
    Absolutely Gorgeous!

    Posted by Lucy on 21st May 2016

    This fern is perfect for gardens and also to display on porches in containers.

  • 4
    Good price, healthy

    Posted by Peggy on 5th May 2016

    very good price, arrived on time, healthy and is doing well

  • 4
    Took longer

    Posted by Loucas S on 7th Feb 2016

    Planted them in hanging baskets and it took a little longer than I expected to do well but I couldn't be more pleased!

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


Boston Ferns is the most popular type of fern you will come across.

The Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis') has its origins in humid climates like South America and Florida, but through compelling historical events, it found its way to New England. It is also known as Boston Sword Fern, the Tuber Ladder Fern, and the Fishbone Fern. The leaves of this fern are triangular and emerge from fronds that can measure up to 250 cm in length. The serrated leaf patterns in adult plants look like steak knife edges or the bone patterns of fish. This is an extremely weather-resistant fern, which explains how it began thriving in the North Atlantic climate more than a century ago. Its winter dormancy phase is quickly replaced by bright, vivid, waxy, and ornate fronds in the spring. It propagates promptly in outdoor areas.

As a houseplant, Boston Fern is easily sustained through misting-style watering regimens.

 Each leaf stem, or frond, has leaflets that grow outward in a symmetrical pattern. The leaves are almost frilly like, and they hang long which is why they are so admired. These fronds grow out from the central plant upward then lean toward the ground as they get older. This is why this fern is a classic beauty; they make a great addition to outdoor gardens or as an indoor plant. The Boston fern is the plant most people would use as decoration on their back deck this fern will also remove pollutants from the air if planted indoors.This foliage plant makes a great complement to other flowering plants. It’s important to keep in mind that this is a fern and like other ferns. It is best to keep these plants wet, so they will need water and misting frequently.


 They are non-toxic and are cat-friendly. They are usually used as a potted plant for indoor gardening but will also be used along with a garden path or to line a flower bed. These ferns typically look their best if placed on top of a stand or in a hanging basket, but can also be planted in your garden along with other shade-loving plants.




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Boston Fern


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