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Nephrolepis exaltata 'Compacta' - Compact Boston Fern

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About This Product

Species Name: Nephrolepis exaltata

Common name(s): Compact Boston Fern 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Dark green fronds
  • Smaller version of the True Boston Fern
  • Does well in terrariums and desktops
  • Clean Air plant that is able to filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air.

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°

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)  Moderate (30-70%)  Humid (70-100%) 

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

Lighting:     Full Shade    Partial Shade     Full Sun 

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 18”

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: 

 

Aquatic 

Temperate 

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

Tropical

Desert 

  • 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.

ALL PLANTS ARE SHIPPED IN POTS WITH SOIL OR OTHER MEDIA UNLESS IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY TO SHIP BARE ROOT

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.

Shipping

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.

Live Arrival Guarantee

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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Angel

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Great accent

Really adds to the whole feel of a terrarium, especially when paired with the right other plants. Requires a fair amount of humidity, so its great for a tropical terrarium.

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