Scientific name: Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis
Description: Ferns whose fronds rise from an upright, underground rhizome. Each long, arching frond can grow to 4-6 feet in length and is divided into many narrow pinnae growing alternately on either side of the midrib. Each pinna is itself cut into a number of segments, giving the plants a feathery appearance.
Light: Bright light; avoid direct sunlight
Temperature: Normal room temperatures (50 degrees F minimum); for temperatures above 70 F, increase humidity by standing the pot on a tray of damp pebbles and mist spraying the foliage daily.
Methods of propagation: Division or runners.
Comment: Widely used for patios, decks and other outdoor living areas.