Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis Compacta Fern Plant


Sale priceRs.320.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days




Water Requirement

Non Fragrant









With Pots

Indoor Filtered Light,Outdoor Shade

Sunlight Requirement

Product Description

Compacta€™ is shorter, more compact and more upright than €Bostoniensis€™ with 15-18€ fronds.Moderate light; no direct sunlight. It's main enemy is water sitting on the leaves which will quickly melt it.

Boston fern




South Africa


Moderate light; no direct sunlight. It's main enemy is water sitting on the leaves which will quickly melt it. Keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Never allow the soil to dry out. Nest fern requires minimum 50% relative humidity. Brown, shrivelled leaves are the result of dry air. Put this humidity-loving plant in a terrarium or mist the foliage every day with room-temperature water to give it the moist air it craves. They are best suited for Terrarium.

Combine half potting mix with half peat moss. Don't use potting mix that contains fertilizer (it can dissolve too fast and burn delicate fern roots).


Compacta is shorter, more compact and more upright than Bostoniensis with 15-18 fronds. Nephrolepis exaltata, commonly called sword fern or Boston fern is an evergreen fern that grows with an upright spreading habit to 3 tall and as wide. In its native habitat, it may grow to as much as 7 tall. It is an easy and popular fern to grow indoors. Generally sword-shaped fronds have shallow toothed to entire pinnae. Fronds initially grow upward but arch gracefully with age.

Landscape Use

Pedestals or Hanging basketsTerrarium, Container, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Houseplant

Palm plants are tolerant of being under watered, but they will grow their best when watered on a regular basis. Ideally, palm plants prefer it when their soil is kept evenly moist, especially during the summer months (their active growing season). Allow the soil to dry out only slightly between waterings in the summer. During the winter, you can let the soil dry out a bit more between waterings. Be very careful not to overwater though.

Palms love bright filtered or indirect sunlight. Palms can suffer from too much or too little light. Keep them in the balcony or near a window with bright light. Use fertiliser sparingly in summers only.

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