Take a piece of our Gala concert home with you with these two beautiful Boston ferns.
The Boston fern, or Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis,' is a type of sword fern that originated in humid forests and swamps. Its distinctive arching fronds are a mutation from the straight fronds of standard sword ferns. The popular stories are that the mutation either occurred on a ship full of ferns being sent to Boston, or in the plant nursery of a Florida grower who later sent them to friends in Boston.
Their natural habitat of dappled shade means that Boston ferns do best with lots of indirect light. They prefer standard room temperature, 55 to 75°F (13 to 24°C), although they do best on the lower end of that range, meaning that you should try to keep yours in the coolest spot in your home.
Boston ferns are mainstays of hanging baskets on balconies and porches, but except in USDA zones 9 through 11, they need to be brought indoors in the winter.
According to the ASPCA, Boston ferns are non-toxic to dogs and cats.
About Pot of Green florist shop:
Judy and Steve are the owners of Pot of Green Florist and Garden Center in Stonington. They've been providing Southeastern CT (New London, Mystic, Stonington, Pawcatuck) and the Westerly, Watch Hill, Rhode Island area with fabulous flowers for weddings, events, gardens and landscapes since 1973. They pride themselves on their high level of commitment to selling only quality products, offering customers their professional experience and knowledge along with their strong attention to delivering excellent service.
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