|Nephrolepis exaltata is an indoor plant that can be grown outdoors in warm areas. The species has broad fronds, 6 inches wide, reaching 5 feet tall. These are the classic Victorian parlour ferns, or Boston ferns. They have a graceful, arching habit, and various cultivars are available. They require good, indirect light indoors, and monthly feeding. This compact growing cultivar has fronds that are only three inches long. They are bi-pinnate or three-pinnate, and have a ruffled look. Hardy and easy to cultivate, this fern enjoys a moist soil, of slight acidity.