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Potted Plant - 6" Boston Fern ('Sword Fern'  Nephrolepis Exaltata) 

Boston Ferns are native to tropical forests and swamp areas around the world. These ferns are especially prevalent in Florida, Mexico, Africa, Central and South America, and Polynesia. The wide- spreading Boston Fern with beautiful arching fronds usually does best in hanging baskets. The fronds or leaves of this fern can be as long as 2-3 feet and 4-6 inches in width. Each Boston Fern frond has small leaflets (pinnae) on either side of a midrib, and the leaflets have slightly serrated edges. A Boston Fern does a great job removing formaldehyde from the air.

LIGHT CONDITIONS:  Boston Ferns prefer bright indirect light. Placing a Boston Fern in front of a window with a northern exposure allows it to get sufficient light but not so much that the leaves lose their vibrant green colour.

WATER CONDITIONS:  Allow the top 30% of the soil of a Boston Fern to dry-out before watering the plant. The fronds or leaves may even turn a pale green which indicates the fern needs water. Crispy brown fronds, especially in the centre of a Boston Fern, mean the plant is being over-watered. Watering with "hard water" causes white marks to appear on the leaves of a Boston Fern. A Boston Fern is more drought-resistant than most ferns so when in doubt, don't water.

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Please note, Sweetpea's works with locally grown plants and each of our potted arrangements are unique in their own way.  The assortment shown is an example of the size, colour and varieties of plants available.  Your potted arrangement will vary based on the time of year, potting options and budget you've selected.


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