General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Boston Fern
  • Boston Swordfern

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