Height: 60cm |
☘ Origin: Florida, West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America, Polynesia and Africa.
☘ Family: Polypodiaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Tracheophyta
☘ Common Name(s): Boston Swordfern · Boston Fern
The Fern symbolizes Eternal Youth. ➖ To the indigenous Maori of New Zealand, the Fern represented 'New Life and New Beginnings. ➖ To the Japanese, the Fern symbolizes Family and the Hope for Future Generations. ➖ According to Victorians, the Fern symbolized Humility and Sincerity.
Boston Swordfern: When you observe the leaves carefully, you will notice that the leaves are gradually getting narrow from the aerial root to the top, like a sword. So, it's called Swordfern. As for Boston, it was shipped from Philadelphia in 1984 to Boston and that was when the plant started to transform. The straightened leaves become elegant, and because of the transportation, it's called Boston Swordfern.
Ferns are ones of Feng Shui good luck plants that may bring you good fortune, prosperity, and even happiness. They are also considered to have positive vibes according to Feng Shui.
Ferns are some of the oldest plants in the world. They first appear in the fossil record about 360 million years ago in the late Devonian period, but many of the current families and species did not appear until roughly 145 million years ago in the early Cretaceous, after flowering plants came to dominate many environments.
☘ With its mass of lush green foliage, the Boston Fern is thought to be one of the best air purifying houseplants.
☘ This evergreen plant not only helps to rid the home of harmful toxins it improves humidity by helping to restore moisture to the air naturally too.
☘ Because of these air-purifying properties, the Boston Fern is said to offer real health benefits to those who suffer from dry skin or irritably dry noses or throats.