Boston Fern Jumbo
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Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis'
I've been a fixture on American porches forever. An original hipster, I was the star of 1970s and 80s fern bars. No wonder they're making a comeback. Put me on a pedestal. Hang me as a focal point. My graceful fronds cascade up to 3' long in a spectacular burst of air-purifying green. Warmth and humidity make me happiest, and misting is greatly appreciated. So is consistent care—I don't like my routine upset. If you put me in a window or corner, rotate my pot by a quarter-turn each week so I get even light exposure to stay full and fluffy.