Tissue culture propagation of Boston fern, Nephrolepsis exaltata ʻBostoniensisʼ by Carolyn Nancy Albrecht

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The Boston fern, Nephrolepsis exaltata Schott. bostoniensis, was discovered in and is a very popular Victorian era plant from the fern species that originated in Central America. The tropical plant is very low maintenance if given the proper level of humidity, which in the tropics is usually over 70% and temperatures stay between 65 to 75 degrees.

: Boston Fern Hanging Foliage Aka Nephrolepsis Exaltata Boston Fern Live Plant - Fit 1 Gal pot - w FREE GIFT per request - From Bellacia Garden: Garden & Outdoor. Boston fern is a common ornamental plant frequently grown as a houseplant in cold climates.

The species Nephrolepis exaltata is a tropical species of sword fern (in the family Lomariopsidaceae), native to humid forests from northern South America through Mexico, in Florida and the West Indies where it can grow up to 7 feet tall.

The plant called Boston fern – N. exaltata ‘Bostoniensis. Fern tissue culture has been used as a research tool to study the developmental potentialities of leaf primordia since the early s (8, 17). More applied research directed toward the in vitro propagation of ferns was begun in the early s.

The Boston fern isn't from Boston and quite honestly doesn't even grow particularly well in Boston. There are varying theories of why this variation got the name. The species of Nephrolepis exaltata normally has erect fronds, but this variation of Nephrolepis exaltata cv.

Bostoniensis has arching fronds. Some say that the name came when this. Abstract. Boston fern (Nephrolepsis exaltata bostoniensis) was the Tissue culture propagation of Boston fern foliage plant to be commercially propagated in vitro, about 15–20 years were soon added to the list, and today the majority of boston ferns sold, as well as the popular aroids, Dieffenbachia, Syngonium, Spathiphyllum, and Philodendron (excluding P.

selloum and P. oxycardium), are tissue culture Cited by: Boston Fern Care Guide Light. Reasonable light levels are needed. A Boston Fern will accept some full Sun and some quite shady areas, but for a happy and healthy looking plant you should aim for a fairly bright spot which does not receive harsh sunlight.

A North facing window would be ideal. East (or West in a pinch) would be acceptable, but South facing in full sunshine should be avoided. 'Bostoniensis' is the classic indoor fern, with a spreading and arching growth habit; 'Fluffy Ruffles', 'Rooseveltii', and 'Whitmanii' all have more finely cut and feathery fronds.

Propagation is easily done by division of the clumps. Pests and Diseases. Sword fern may at times be bothered by scale, mites, mealy bugs, snails, or slugs.

Nephrolepsis exaltata marisa is commonly known as the sword fern or fishbone fern, because of its dense, lacy triangular fronds which can be as long as 30 centimetres.

This exotic plant is found in numerous tropical and humid regions of the world. Confusion exists about the origins of its other common name, the Boston fern. Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis Boston Fern, Discovered a century ago in Boston (the name gave it away!) this graceful variation on the sword fern (N.

exaltata) has become a common sight in rooms all over the world. It is one of the easiest ferns to grow ins5/5(1). Plant Tissue Culture, Third Edition builds on the classroom tested, audience proven manual that has guided users through successful plant culturing ciens mediated transformation, infusion technology, the latest information on media components and preparation, and regeneration and morphogenesis along with new exercises and diagrams provide current information and examples.

Plant database entry for Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) with 21 images, one comment, and 23 data details. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) - New and Unread Tree-MailsScientific name: Nephrolepis exaltata. Boston Fern The Boston fern is the most popular of all ferns grown indoors and has been found to be one of the easiest to care for and maintain.

Compared to most other ferns your going to find this plant a lot easier to care for in regards to light, humidity levels and propagating (see care instructions below).

This method of propagation is now used for species including Begonia, Alstroemeria, Ficus, Malus, Pelargonium, Boston fern (Nephrolepsis exaltata), roses and many others.

Figure Tissue Culture. In all the methods described, cell division (see mitosis) must be stimulated in order to produce the new tissues and organs. Boston Ferns can be propagated rapidly in large numbers by shoot multiplication in sterile tissue culture.

At the present time, the most common method of shoot multiplication of Boston Ferns in several nurseries is directly from shoot tissues. This method has been refined in Fishtail Fern [M.J. Beck and J.D. Caponetti () Amer. Bot. Author: James D. Caponetti, Thomas E.

Byrne. Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Nephrolepis, Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) 'Suzi Wong' supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's Garden.

This genus often mutates giving rise to many forms and types, especially in the species N. exaltata. Some of the changes are so great that the resulting plants look little like Nephrolepis genera members.

The common name Sword Fern also refers to Polystichum munitum that has wider, darker fronds (leaves) up to 24 inches long. Boston fern cultivars are propagated through tissue culture and sold in, or cell trays.

Containers Tissue culture liners are usually potted in small pots first. For example, plugs from cell trays should be trans-planted into 4-inch pots and grown for 6–8 weeks to reach a good size, and then transplanted to a inch or larger Size: KB.

BOSTON FERN. The commercial foliage plant industry of central Florida began in with Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata `Bostoniensis') and related sword are approximately 30 tropical species of Nephrolepis, many of which are cultivated as potted plants or landscape plants (4).Of these species, Nephrolepis exaltata is the most widely grown in the United States.

Fern Micropropagation Hints on Successful Tissue Culture Propagation of Fern Ferns are generally very easy to propagate through plant tissue culture. Most ferns that are commercially available through garden centers have been produced through plant tissue culture.

Many ferns can be started by taking the runner from actively growing plants and. Culture. Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it may be grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils in part shade. In St. Louis, it is easily grown indoors as a houseplant.

Use a peaty, soil-based potting mix. Site in bright indirect light with no direct sun. Tolerant of some shade. Boston Fern: Growing Nephrolepis exaltata.

Of all ferns suitable for indoor growing, Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata`Bostoniensis’) is one of the easiest to grow successfully. Whereas some ferns wither up and die in the dry air typical in many homes, Boston fern thrives.

How to grow. Cultivation Grow indoors or under glass in a multipurpose compost or a mix of 1 part loam, 2 parts sharp sand, and 3 parts leaf mould in bright filtered light, with moderate to high humidity and good ventilation. During the growing season, water moderately soft water and apply a half-strength balanced liquid fertiliser monthly.

Water sparingly in winter. Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis. Distribution and habitat: Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis is an evergreen fern, native to tropical regions throughout the is common in humid forests and swamps, especially in northern South America, Mexico, Central America, Florida, the West Indies, Polynesia and Africa.

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No need to register, buy now. Nephrolepis exaltata 'Tiger Fern' /Boston Fern 'Tiger Fern' Tiger fern has bright green fronds striped with gold View Image (Full) Tiger fern has bright green fronds striped with gold.

Grows about twice as wide and high. Has stricking color of fronds that is different from other ferns. Recommended Temperature Zone: sunset: USDA: Frost Tolerance: Tender, in Phoenix, use only in protected areas of the garden.

Sun Exposure: Shade Origin: Tropical Americas Growth Habits: Evergreen fern, up to 5 feet tall ( m) Watering Needs: Moderate water, water when surface feels dry Propagation: Spores, tissue culture, division.

Distribution and habitat: Nephrolepis exaltata ferns grow in jungles in Central and South America where they are shaded by the jungle canopy but receive moisture on a regular basis. Within Nephrolepis exaltata genus there are many varieties, some of them quite small and compact, others quite large.

These evergreen terrestrial or epiphytic ferns have short rhizomes and usually wiry spreading. In the present study, explants from leaf primordia (–1 cm.) from the fresh plant of P.

vittata, N. cordifolia cv. duffii, N. exaltata cv. bostoniensis, M. punctatum, and C. dentatus were used, whereas, in case of C. spinulosa and P. calomelanos, leaf primordium ( cm) of in vitro-raised sporophyte was used as the case of N.

biserrata, stolon explants obtained from the live. The Boston Fern will not only bring an air of calm to your home. It is one of the best known plants for purifying the air and regulating humidity.

#bostonfern @hortologyShop The Look Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis - Boston Fern Care & Info Guide Light: Moderate light requirements, anywhere from bright, indirect sunlight to light shade. 20 ch 1 plant micropropagation • Hyperhydricity (vitrification), i.e.

the appearance of transparent and watery struc- tures, is a physiological disorder occuring in plant tissue cultures [ In vitro formed plantlets perceive environmental stresses in transferring to in vivo condition due to their special morphological characteristics. Precise determination of differences between in vitro and acclimated plants can lead to successful acclimation of plantlets.

Recently, optical studies are exploited as nondestructive and fast methods in exact determination of these : M Shafiei Hajiabad, R Fotouhi Ghazvini. True Boston--Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis' ('Massii') TROPICAL This is the true Boston fern that was found as a sport or mutation from Florida sword ferns in the ’s.

There are many sports or further mutations of Boston type ferns, but this is the old fashioned True Boston that everyone thinks of as a hanging basket fern. Boston Ferns and Kidneys. by Larry Rettig (LarryR) J Nephrolepsis exaltata ferns are native to many humid tropical and subtropical regions of the world, Perhaps with the advent of tissue culture propagation, this great fern will become more readily available.

Nephrolepsis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’ – Boston Fern £ £ Originally introduced inNephrolepsis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’ is now one of the most popular ferns in cultivation.

Boston Fern: A Classic Beauty that Cleans the Indoor Air Boston fern, also known as the sword fern, is one of the most popular cultivated varieties for growing indoors. It is easy to care for and adds charm, elegance and interest to a room along with health benefits of purified air. Nephrolepis exaltata, known as the sword fern or Boston fern, is a species of fern in the family Lomariopsidaceae (sometimes treated in the families Davalliaceae or Oleandraceae, or in its own family, Nephrolepidaceae) native to tropical regions throughout the evergreen perennial herbaceous plant, it can reach as high as 40–90 centimetres (16–35 in), and in extreme cases up to Clade: Tracheophytes.

ADVERTISEMENTS: In this article we will discuss about: 1. Habit and Habitat of Nephrolepis 2. External Features of Nephrolepis 3. Internal Structure 4. Reproduction. Habit and Habitat of Nephrolepis: Nephrolepis (Nephros, kidney; lepis, the indusium kidney-shaped and scale like) is represented by about 30 species.

These species are distributed in the tropics of the entire [ ]. The Boston fern makes a striking houseplant. This plant can grow quite large, and has long green fronds. This plant will do best in an high humidity environment with bright light and moderately moist soil.

Name - Nephrolepis (pronounced NEF-ro-lep-is) exaltata is commonly called Boston fern or sword fern. The variety "Green Fantasy" is a new addition. The variety "Green Fantasy" is a new addition.

Nephro in Greek means kidney-like and lepis a scale, referring to the shape of the leaves on the fronds. Boston Fern is probably most familiar as a house plant, but this versatile plant is gaining popularity for use as an outdoor summer annual.

The fine foliage softens the landscape and adds a relaxing feel hanging in baskets from a porch or pergola. Group several plants .- A selection that is superior to the species in size and color of fronds.

It is a more vigorous grower and has all other attributes of the species.: The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture, Second Edition (): Dirr, Michael A., Heuser Jr., Charles W.: Books/5(60).

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