Watering and Fertilizing a Boston Fern

A green, leafy Boston fern can be a beautiful addition to any porch, patio, or room in your home. If you have one of these ferns, do you know the best way to water and fertilize it? Refer to the information below.

Sufficient Watering

Boston ferns like constantly moist soil, but soil that is not too wet. One method for watering a Boston fern is to place the potted fern directly into a basin of water and allow it to soak up the moisture on its own.

Best Type of Water

Because tap water often has contaminates, such as chlorine, your fern will like distilled water much better.

Fertilize Frequency

The amount of fertilizer you should apply to your plant will vary, depending on the season during which it receives fertilizer. During the warmer months of the year, your fern should be fertilized every other week. In cooler weather, once each month.

Fertilizer Types

A fertilizer made by adding two tablespoons of Epsom Salts to a gallon of water will help keep your fern leafy and green. This solution should be added every six months. During the warmer months, a water-soluble plant food should be added every two weeks. During the cooler months, it can be added monthly.