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Fern Boston 'Tiger Stripe', Variegated Boston Fern, Nephrolepis exaltata

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Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata):

  1. Appearance:Boston Ferns are known for their feathery, arching fronds that give them a lush and elegant appearance.The typical Boston Fern has bright green foliage with narrow, lance-shaped leaflets.
  2. Tiger Stripe Pattern:If there is a variety known as "Tiger Stripe," it may refer to a Boston Fern cultivar with unique patterns on the fronds, resembling stripes or variegation. These patterns could be in the form of lighter or darker streaks on the leaves.
  3. Light Requirements:Boston Ferns generally prefer bright, indirect light. While they can tolerate lower light conditions, providing moderate to bright light will promote healthier growth.
  4. Watering:Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Boston Ferns prefer high humidity and can benefit from occasional misting.
  5. Temperature:Boston Ferns thrive in temperatures between 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (15 to 24 degrees Celsius). They are sensitive to drafts and sudden temperature changes.
  6. Humidity:Higher humidity levels are beneficial for Boston Ferns. If you're growing them indoors, especially in drier climates, consider placing a humidifier nearby or using humidity trays.
  7. Soil:Use a well-draining potting mix with organic matter. A mix formulated for ferns or general-purpose potting soil can be suitable.
  8. Fertilization:Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the dormant period in fall and winter.
  9. Propagation:Boston Ferns can be propagated by dividing the plant. Separate the root ball into smaller sections, each with several fronds and roots, and replant them in separate containers.