Plant ID forum: Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

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Name: Annie
46714 (Zone 6a)
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angelamil
Apr 20, 2015 12:05 PM CST
This is a family Fern that has been passed down now to me.... the 4th or maybe 5th generation to care for it. I know nothing about it, other than how to water it and to keep it in the house for the winter. We take it out in the summer after frost. When it gets too big, we have split it and given away pieces to friends. Some have been successful with their plants and some have not. Any help with identification and specific care, would be greatly appreciated. This specific plant has been in the family for around 100 years, give or take. I would like to keep it going and be able to give the right instructions for care to the next generation. All information and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 23, 2015 11:57 PM CST
It looks like Nephrolepsis exaltata 'Smithii'
http://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/3522/

http://pss.uvm.edu/pss123/fernneph.html
Name: Annie
46714 (Zone 6a)
"believe the impossible" -- anon
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angelamil
May 5, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Thank you for the information on the fern. Thank You! Rolling my eyes.
"To the world you could be one person, but to one person you could mean the world."
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
May 5, 2015 3:27 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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