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Boston fern: care and growing tips

Written by Maggie

Feb 22 2021

Boston fern: care and growing tips

Pteridophytes are more and more popular because of their beautiful leaf shape and gradually become the plant type planted by people's families. Boston fern is a kind of fern that has developed well in recent years. Planting Boston fern at home can add green and vitality to the home, which is very able to show the life and vitality of the yard. At the same time, Boston fern is a very good air purification plant. How to grow and care for Boston fern? Here are some growing and care tips.

1. Soil care for growing Boston fern

Potted culture selects the mixed culture soil of leaf rot soil, river sand and Garden soil, and the growth is better when the water moss is used as the medium. When we grow and care for Boston fern, replace the pots every other year in the spring.

2. Watering care for growing Boston fern

Water to keep wet as a principle. Boston fern has strict requirements for moisture. It should not be too wet or too dry. When we grow and care for Boston fern, it is better to keep the basin soil moist frequently. Summer can spread some wet sand on the ground around the flowerpot, spray some water, in order to improve environmental humidity. Reduce watering in winter when the temperature is low and keep the soil slightly moist.

When we grow and care for Boston fern in summer, it can be 1~2 days watering once, but in winter to control the amount of watering. Spray the plant and its surroundings with water 2-3 times a day to increase air humidity. Autumn and winter water again when the soil is half dry. Plant if because of lack of water and wilting, can be the whole basin bubble into the water spring, leaves more spray. If soaked 24 hours still not restored to stand upright, may wish to cut off all the leaves, in order to promote the growth of new leaves. 

3. Basin care for growing Boston fern

When we grow and care for Boston fern, generally, the basin is changed once every year in the spring, and the basin soil is mainly made up of leaf rot soil and a small amount of river sand. Where conditions exist, moss and other materials can be used as the substrate for cultivation, and the growth is better. Also, Boston Fern. It likes a warm environment, the suitable temperature for growth is 15 ~ 25℃, the overwintering temperature should not be less than 5 degrees. In winter, the room temperature should be kept above 6℃. If it is found that the lower old leaves are withered and yellow, they should be cut off in time to keep the plant shape beautifully.

4. Illumination care for growing Boston fern

Boston Fern is generally cultivated indoors. When we grow and care for Boston fern, potted plants are used for indoor bright scattered light culture, which cannot be directly exposed to strong light, but also cannot be cultivated in the dark.

care for Boston fern

5. Temperature care for growing Boston fern

Boston Fern grows at an appropriate temperature of 15 ~ 25℃, and can safely overwinter in winter above 10℃. When we grow and care for Boston fern in winter, Boston Fern requires heating equipment. If heating facilities are not available, double-layer insulation can be used.

6. Humidity care for growing Boston fern

Boston Fern likes a high humidity environment and is not resistant to drying. When we grow and care for Boston fern, water should be frequently sprayed to Boston Fern and the growing environment for humidification, and the appropriate humidity is about 75-80%.

7. Fertilization care for growing Boston fern

Boston Fern does not need much fertilizer. When we grow and care for Boston fern during the growing period, apply a thin and ripened cake fertilizer once every 4 weeks.

8. Growing Boston fern care for diseases and insect pests control

Boston Fern diseases are mainly leaf spot disease and cataplexy disease, and the pests are mainly caused by caterpillars, scale insects, mealybug and nematodes.

9. The repropagation of Boston Fern

In the early summer, the stolons on the plant will grow rapidly and grow small plants with roots. In the summer, select the plants that are growing well and cut off the small plants with roots like the ones mentioned above and plant them again. Combined with the pot for dividing, to turn the plant upside down from the pot buckle out, shake out the old soil, and then cut it into a number of from respectively for planting, and then placed in the shade, about a week or so will be able to normal maintenance.Potting soil can choose a mixture of leaf rot soil, river sand and garden soil culture soil, if you can use water moss as a medium it is best.

care for Boston fern