Artificial Green Wall Plant – Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)

In this first of four posts, let’s find out more about the Boston Fern, also called Nephrolepis Exaltata.

Boston Fern

Boston Fern

With its gracefully arching fronds, you’d never guess that the Boston Fern is a mutant.

It originated from the species Sword Fern, which has characteristically erect fronds. The sword fern typically grows in tropical regions like South America, Mexico, Central America, Florida, the West Indies, Polynesia and Africa.

The story of how the Boston Fern was discovered is rather romantic. It was discovered in a shipment of ferns from Philadelphia to Boston, Massachusetts in 1894. Apparently, some of the ferns within the shipment had mutated to have elegant long arching fronds. The Boston Fern was born, and cultivated since then.

Today, it is a common houseplant, especially in tropical South-East Asia.

Vertical Garden Project using Boston Fern by GreenTurf

Vertical Garden Project using Boston Fern by GreenTurf

Its bright green foliage, elegant silhouette and natural ruffles captivated us, and we included it in our range of artificial plants for GreenTurf Artificial Green Walls.

Outdoor Artificial Green Wall by GreenTurf using Boston Fern

Outdoor Artificial Green Wall by GreenTurf using Boston Fern

It spans a large area and is great for covering walls efficiently. Naturally, we formulated the GreenTurf Boston ferns to be UV-stabilized and durable, even when subject to harsh sun and rain outdoors.

You can read more about the other 3 plants that have inspired us here: Dieffenbachia, Monstera and Willow.