How big do Nephrolepis grow?

4 feet long
Nephrolepis exaltata has broad fronds with alternate leaflets (pinnae) on either side of the midrib. The pale- to medium-green fronds can grow up to 4 feet long and 6 inches wide.

Is Nephrolepis exaltata invasive?

Invasive species Nephrolepis exaltata is classified as an invasive alien plant in South Africa.

How do you plant Nephrolepis?

Water / Humidity: Soil should be kept moist (but not waterlogged) year-round. High humidity (50%+) is essential! Place your fern in a steamy bathroom, on a water-filled pebble tray, by a humidifier, or simply mist daily. Brown leaf tips and yellowing are signs of too little humidity.

How do you take care of a Nephrolepis green lady?

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.

Can Nephrolepis be outside?

The Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is a popular houseplant for rooms that receive bright, indirect sunlight. You can grow this pretty plant outdoors year-round if you have a shady, sheltered yard in a tropical area (USDA hardiness zones 9-11).

Do Boston ferns come back every year?

We’ve answered the question, can Boston ferns stay outdoors in winter. Overwintered plants resume growth in early spring and should be lush and full again in the second year.

How do you get rid of sword ferns?

Biological: There are no known biological agents for the control of sword fern. Chemical: Plants can be killed with herbicides containing glyphosate. A foliar application of a 1.5% solution provides good control. Follow-up applications are necessary to control plants regrowing from rhizomes and tubers.

Can Boston fern survive winter?

Evergreen ferns such as Boston fern, however, keep their fronds in winter and continue to grow year-round, never entering a state of dormancy. They require their care, watering and feeding to remain the same throughout the year.

Is Nephrolepis an indoor plant?

Information On Care For Boston Fern – Care Tips For A Boston Fern. Boston ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata) are popular houseplants and proper Boston fern care is essential to keeping this plant healthy.

How often should I water Nephrolepis exaltata?


Common Name(s) Boston Fern, Sword ferns
Light Prefers indirect bright sunlight for 2 hours per day
Water Water at soil level when top inch of soil is dry.
Temperature 55-75 degrees Fahrenheit, but can tolerate short periods at lower/higher
Humidity Loves humidity, best in the 50-60% humidity range.

Do ferns come back every year?

Ferns are perennial plants, which means that they grow back every year. As long as your fern is healthy, you do not need to worry that cutting it back will hurt it or prevent it from growing back the following spring.