The boston fern (Nephrolepis exalta), so lush and green in the spring and summer… how do you overwinter a Boston fern?
Boston ferns need good bright light for starters, a bright unblocked south window is ideal. A hot, dry home will allow the your fern to be messy.
Here are a few tips for overwintering your Boston…
- Leave the fern in its container, prune all the leaves except for the new growth
- Move the plant to its new “winter” location
- Keep the plant on the dry side and hold off on fertilizer during winter months
- When it’s time to move the plant outside, move your Boston outside… begin increasing water, resume fertilizing (liquid feeding) and acclimate it slowly to new lighting.
The Boston fern has been around for centuries, why not start your heirloom fern!
To learn more about your Boston Fern in Winter, read the full article at the link below…
From the fern curator New York Botanical Garden, this excellent resource, covers fern structure, growing, gardening, propagation and suggestions on garden use and plant combinations. Ferns for American Gardens