Tiger Fern | Variegated Boston Fern | Nephrolepis exaltata
The Tiger Fern is a natural mutation of the popular Boston Fern. It was discovered in Bogor, Indonesia, in the spring of 2000.
(Including Nursery Pot)
6" Nursery Pot: 18" H x 15" W
Boston ferns need bright, indirect or diffused light. Direct sunlight will burn their leaves quickly so be sure they are placed under a shady tree if brought outdoors.
Water and Soil
The frequency of water depends greatly on the lighting and humidity of your plants environment. Start off by watering your fern once every 7 days if it is in a hot and dry environment, every 10 days if it is in a cool and moist environment. Allow the plants root ball to become slightly dry between watering as these plants do not tolerate over-watering. This plant also absorbs water through their fronds and roots so they appreciate a misting between watering and humid spaces like the bathroom or kitchen. Make sure to pay close attention to your fern during the summer months or if it is placed near an air duct or fireplace. They will tolerate a bit of drought, even to the point of wilting, but not much more.
Temperature and Humidity
Ferns typically prefer temperatures ranging from 60 degrees to 80 degrees F. They can also withstand temperatures above 80 degrees F, however, water and humidity will need to be increased accordingly. Misting the fronds between watering will help to provide the humidity this plant thrives in.
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