Asked by: Kebira Van-Puteren
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th January, 2020

What kind of soil do Boston ferns need?

Soil: Boston ferns need a loamy, rich, organic mixture. Make sure the drainage is good to avoid rotting the roots, which will be evident if the plant is beginning to lose leaves or appears waterlogged. It's a good idea to choose a soil that contains some organic material.

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Besides, what soil is best for Boston fern?

Boston ferns will do best in a potting mixture of peat moss, sand, and garden soil.

how do you repot a Boston fern? Fill the new pot with 2 or 3 inches of fresh potting soil. Hold the fern in one hand, then tilt the pot and guide the plant carefully from the container. Place the fern in the new container and fill in around the root ball with potting soil up to about 1 inch from the top.

Hereof, what kind of soil does a fern need?

Nearly all ferns prefer a soil that is moist and well-draining. Most do best in slightly acidic to neutral soil, from 4.0 to 7.0 in pH, but some, such as the maidenhair fern (Adiantum), requires a more alkaline soil.

What is a good fertilizer for Boston ferns?

Boston ferns need a light complete fertilizer, with a balance of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, such as 10-10-10 or 20-20-20. This is available in liquid form, water-soluble or slow-released granules, sticks or tablets.

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