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Boston Fern, Sword Fern
Nephrolepis exaltata

Nephrolepidaceae (GRIN); Oleandraceae (RBGKew and others)

Long fronds arising from the soil; leaves are up to 5 feet long and 6 inches wide with closely arranged pinnae; spores are located on the back of the leaflets.

Plant Form or Habit: curved

Plant Use: hanging basket

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: n/a

Blooming Period:

Height: 2 feet

Width: several feet

Foliage Texture: medium

Heat Tolerance: low

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: Bright indirect light with cool temperatures and high humidity suit this plant; keep soil slightly damp; fertilize infrequently.


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