[Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis'] AKA Sword fern. A Victorian favourite, the Boston fern or Sword fern remains a real crowd pleaser for its aesthetic and air purifying qualities. Beautiful green ruffled fronds that love to hang loose, so keep the soil moist and humidity level high. This houseplant is a sensitive soul, so do not manhandle.
A Victorian favourite, the Boston or Sword fern remains a real crowd pleaser. Beautiful green ruffled fronds that love to hang loose, so keep the soil moist and humidity level high. This houseplant is a sensitive soul, so do not manhandle, stroke or place the plant's fronds anywhere they can be brushed against either.
Positioning + Light Needs
Bright to moderate light is fine, just avoid any direct sunlight and deep shade. A good one for kitchens and bathrooms but keep away from any draughts.
Ferns do like water. Make sure its soil remains moist at all times, but never ever sodden! Best also to water around the edge of the rosette to avoid the water becoming stagnant in the centre which may cause it to rot.
Yes please, I enjoy a good level of humidity so mist me weekly, especially in the Winter months when the heating kicks in.
From April - September feed the plant with a weak diluted fertiliser every 2 weeks to encourage new growth and healthy looking leaves.
Re-pot about every second year or so. Keep your eye on the roots outgrowing its pot but it is a slow grower.
Child / Pet Friendly
Yes, I'm non toxic.
Look out for
Browning frond tips: Most likely cause here is dry air and lack of humidity but can also occur if manhandled. Increase humidity levels.
Pale fronds: too much sunlight.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here