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Greenhouse Production of Boston Ferns


Greenhouse Production of Boston Ferns


The Boston fern is actually a cultivar of a wild fern found in Florida called the Sword Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata). The sword fern has 3- to 4-foot erect fronds (fern leaf), and was popular as a house plant in the U.S. and Eu rope in the middle to late nineteenth century. 'Bostoniensis' was discovered by chance in a large shipment of Sword Ferns from a Phila delphia grower to a Boston distributor in 1894. Since then, variants have given rise to one of the largest and most popular groups of fern cultivars.

Source: • Southeastern Floriculture

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