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ANR-1095

Greenhouse Production of Boston Ferns
J. Raymond Kessler
Free to View, Download, or Print
Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 02/10/2005


Boston fern hanging baskets are frequently the first choice for those who are new to the greenhouse business. A cultivar of the wild sword fern in Florida, the Boston fern is relatively easy to grow and has strong market appeal and demand.

This publication will get you started, with tips on how to choose an appropriate cultivar based on final plant size and growth habitat, as well as propagation, watering, and fertilization practices, even marketing strategies.