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Boston Fern Emerald Queen (Nephrolepis Obliterata)

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As an all-time favourite house plant, the Boston Fern is a timeless and elegant perennial that originates from the topics. It has also other common names, such as, fishbone ferns and sword fern.

Nephrolepis Emerald Queen is one of the more cold-tolerant forms of Boston ferns. Showcasing a compact ball of fishbone fronds, they extend out a bit more than the standard Boston Ferns. The foliage are bright green in colour, slightly darker than the standard.

They produces long upright fronds that can grow up to 1.5m, each with numerous tiny leaflets up to 8cm. When these fronds are mature and long enough, they will start drooping. What makes the Boston Fern such a popular indoor plants is its flexibility to adapt to various light conditions and its resilience. 

Popular styling options for these ferns are uses of hanging baskets or tabletop planters with oversized, trailing fronds to create a sense of flow. 

Botanical Name

Nephrolepis Obliterata

Size (Can grow to)

Extra Large 1.5 metre +

Growth Habit



Bright indirect light when grown indoors (outdoors, it prefers denser shade).


Medium. Keep the root ball moist at all times. If your Boston fern is sitting in a somewhat dry area (instead of humid), mist with water frequently to keep moist.