Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Nephrolepis exaltata

Nephrolepis exaltata aka Boston fern is the best plant for removing Formaldehyde from the air and removed significantly more per hour than the rest of plants examined. Apart from Formaldehyde it can aslo remove xylene and toluene. It is an non toxic plant, so it’s baby and pet friendly.

It requires moisture and humidity to thrive, so the first thing you need to do is to make sure that it is in the right kind of environment. Boston fern needs a cool place with high humidity. If your house is dry add some extra humidity by setting your pant’s pot on a tray of pebbles filled with water. The best light conditions to provide is indirect sunlight, also filtered sunlight through net curtains works well too.

The Boston fern will grow fast in temperatures of 16-30°C (60- 86°F). No lower than 13ºC (55ºF).

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