Boston Fern – The true one

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis' ('Massii')

Boston Fern - The true one

True Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’ (Maasii)) is undoubtedly one of the favorites of both growers and buyers, and it’s one of our pride and joys.

True Boston has been with us for quite awhile, but the demand always seems to exceed supply. The beautiful cascading flow of its fronds makes it a fabulous hanging basket that never seems to go wrong.


This plant is the mother cultivar of the entire lineage of Nephrolepis, and was found as a sport or mutation from Florida sword ferns in the 1800′s. There are many sports or further mutations of Boston type ferns, but this is the old-fashioned True Boston that everyone thinks of as a hanging basket fern.


Habit: Spreading

Range: Zones 10 - 10 Learn more about zones


Type: Evergreen

Collection(s): Tropical

Casa Flora Number: 13082