Nephrolepis exaltata 'Green Lady'

12cm pot - 25cm tall £9.99
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Buy Nephrolepis exaltata 'Green Lady' Boston fern: Elegant foliage house plant

  • Position: bright, indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 25cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Popular since the Victorian times when they were grown in large planters, these are possibly one of the easiest of the indoor ferns to grow, so are still a great option today. They are elegant plants and look great in steamy bathrooms. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Keep the compost moist (but not waterlogged) at all times, but this can be cut back a little in winter, and place in a bright spot away from direct sunlight. These ferns love a humid atmosphere, so mist the leaves regularly with water and/or place the pot on pebbles in a tray filled with water. Maintain temperatures above 10°C in winter and avoid summer temperatures above 25°C. Repot in spring when the plant becomes root-bound.

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Notes on Nephrolepis exaltata 'Green Lady'

"The Boston fern was 9th in NASA’s list of 50 air-purifying plants, being particularly good at removing formaldehyde."

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Great for bathrooms


I moved this beautiful fern around the house until I found the perfect spot it seems to love my bathroom where it has flourished I have potted it on when it arrived as it was already a pot full and it seemed to grow over night too.

Lady H




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why is my Boston Fern going slightly brown on the tips of the leaves and shedding leaves?

worried new plant mum

There are a number of reasons why this may happen, but the most likely causes are either too much or too little water, or not enough humidity. These ferns originate from humid environments, so they do need misting them with water on a regular basis will help emulate this - particularly at this time of the year when we have the central heating on. As for watering, the best way to tackle this is to water them thoroughly (but do not leave them sitting in water for any length of time), then repeat the process when the compost feels dry.


Are Boston Ferns hardy?


No, these plants are not hardy here in the UK, so must be grown as indoor plants.


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