Most Efficient Filtering Plant: Boston Fern

Boston FernThe Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) — it’s the plant that’s the most efficient at removing formaldehyde (the most common indoor air pollutant).

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  1. I truly love Boston plants yet I generally wind up killing them. Would I be able to have tips on the most proficient method to appropriately deal with it and keep them healthy?

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  8. I have a boston fern. When I purchased it, it was beautiful. I first had it outdoors and it did well. Since it’s gotton cold out, I have it indoors, and all of the leaves have browned and fallen off, overtime. It looks horrible. What did I do wrong? What size pot should I use. How can I bring it back to a healthly plant again?

  9. Boston Ferns are awesome, but I always end up killing them. How do you properly care for such a plant and keep it healthy? I think I overwater them! or don’t water them enough????

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