Tuber Ladder Fern, Ladder Sword Fern, Fishbone Fern, Erect Sword Fern
Nephrolepis cordifolia is a tuberous perennial fern species commonly known by the name Boston Fern. It resides in the Nephrolepidaceae family and is a common houseplant in many areas of the world. This species is typically grown as an ornamental plant for the attractive foliage, narrow leaflets are alternatively arranged along long, upright, brown stems. Originating from Northern Australia and Eastern Asia, this species has been introduced to South America and Africa, where it has established and is considered an invasive species. In South Africa, this species is a problem in the Western Cape, North West, Northern Cape and Gauteng.
Pick the strong green leaves to use in flower arranging.
The stolons can be divided with a few leaves attached to grow into new plants.
The spores self seed easily to grow into new plants.
Can tolerate long periods with little water.
Northern Australia, Asia.
Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Grow for both indoor and outdoors.
Generally problem free
Plant with ferns and under large shade trees.