Hanging Boston Fern

Hanging Boston Fern

  • Evergreen foliage

  • Perfect for indoor or outdoor use
  • Low maintenance

Regular price $34.95

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980

Lush, Tropical Plant for Indoor or Outdoor Growing!

Hanging Boston Fern plants are of the most versatile out there. Perfect for adding a touch of green decor to indoor or outdoor settings.

Native to tropical locations around the world, this evergreen perennial is extremely low maintenance. The bright green drooping fronds become graceful as the plant grows with age and arches over the pot. The fronds have a ruffled effect and are sword-like giving it the nickname Sword Fern.

The Boston Fern plant comes in a hanging pot that can be hung up on patios or back porches, indoors in a sunroom, bedroom, or bright office. It is one of the top related plants to reducing air pollutants in the home.


Since they are a tropical plant and prefer moist and humid climates, only grow the Boston Fern outdoors in USDA growing zones 10-12. In all other zones, you may grow indoors as a houseplant. Additionally, you can keep your fern outdoors almost anywhere when the weather is right during the spring and summer growing season. Simply move the plant indoors when the temperatures drop during fall and winter.

Boston Ferns indoors like consistently moist soil. Boston Ferns watering should be kept on a schedule and should be watered whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. Keeping this plant in a humid room like a bathroom is best to keep conditions as similar to their natural habitat as possible.

The Boston Fern’s light conditions should be bright and indirect sunlight. If growing outdoors, provide ample shade and low light. Too much sun can cause the browning of the fronds.

This evergreen fern can grow up to 3 feet tall and wide at full maturity. It is a non-flowering variety of ferns.

Add a splash of green color to any room with the Boston Fern for sale.

Shipping information

Once your Hanging Boston Fern Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Nephrolepis exaltata

Full Shade / Partial Sun

Foliage Color

Mature Width
3 ft

Mature Height
3 ft

Growing Zones All Zones

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