Boston Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata

Boston ferns make a great choice for a houseplant if you have pets. These ferns are pet-safe and very decorative, growing up to 4 feet long. Hanging baskets are a fantastic way to display the long luscious fronds.

Find a place that is cool, humid, and has indirect sunlight for your fern. Lightly misting the plant about once a week can help in dry or non-humid conditions. North- or East-facing windows make good choices for a Boston fern.

Aim to keep the soil moist, without being soggy. This can be aided with a well-draining soil, especially one with lots of peat.

 Boston ferns are also quite good at getting rid of airborne pollutants. Overall, an exceptional houseplant choice.