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Nephrolepis exaltata 'Fluffy Ruffles Fern'

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4.8 out of 5 stars


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About This Product

Species Name: Nephrolepis exaltata

Common name(s): Boston Fern, Fluffy Ruffles Fern 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • A variety of Boston Fern that has a nice 'fluffy' texture
  • Does extremely well in hanging baskets
  • Clean Air plant that is able to filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air.
  • This plant is a sterile cultivar that will not produce spores

Recommended Pot Size: Small - Medium

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: Above 65°F

Humidity: Humid (70-100%) 

Watering frequency: Regular watering is required. Do not allow the soil to dry out between waterings. 

Lighting:  Full Shade -  Partial Shade 

Soil type: Well draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate 

Height: Up to 12”

Origin: Central America and lower United States  

Regional locality: Humid swamps and forests with moist soil 

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use: 




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Like most ferns, regular misting of the fronds is beneficial for growth. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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4.8 out of 5 stars

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Great little fern

It's hard to find a fern that can tolerate a good amount of light, and the weight of a dart frog without injury, but this one delivers!


5.0 out of 5 stars

One of my favorite ferns and so hard to find around here

You made me a happy woman by having the Fluffy Ruffles fern on hand to mail out to me.It is such a sweet fern and my husband just finished putting new fiberglass over the patio so the light could come through good so those babies will be happy.You can be sure I will recommend you if anyone ask about the fern.Thank you.Bev.Precht


3.0 out of 5 stars

big and invasive fern

I have an 18" exo cube and this fern is way too big, if left uncontrolled it will grow to a square foot.. but the real bad part is the stolons!!! they will grow underground and pop out in all corners of the vivarium, and they are hard and tough to remove. Buy only if you have a lot of space and feel like pruning.


5.0 out of 5 stars

It's Alive After 23 Months

I've never kept a fern alive this long (nearly 2 years). It is looking fluffy still and is about 2.5 times bigger than when I purchased it. Thanks.


5.0 out of 5 stars


just received in the mail and it looks great and healthy! can’t wait to let it grow in my tank!

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