Tip 1: Make your Boston Fern comfortable
Your Boston Fern prefers bright indirect, filtered, or diffused light. Boston Ferns prefer warmer room temperatures between 60-70 degrees. So be sure to keep it away from heating ducts and drafty windows in the winter and air conditioner vents in the summer.
Tip 2: Humidity is key
Boston Ferns thrive with additional humidity, especially in the winter. Mist your Fern daily or place it in a light-filled bathroom or kitchen where the air is normally more humid. You can also place your plant on a tray of pebbles filled with water making sure the water level does not reach the bottom of the pot. The water will create humidity as it evaporates.
Tip 3: Keep it well-watered
Your Boston Fern’s soil should remain constantly damp, but not soggy. Allowing the soil to become dry out is the number 1 reason a Boston Fern drops its leaves and dies.
Tip 4: Give it a haircut
To keep your plant looking its best, trim off any discolored fronds with a sharp pair of scissors. If the entire frond is brown or leafless remove it at the base.