by Barbara-

So… I went and bought another fern. It’s like I never learn. I had sworn to stay away from Boston ferns but I couldn’t resist this. Look at those leaves!! Just Gorgeous! 


Never seen a variegated Boston fern.  It is Nephrolepis exaltata “Tiger fern”. Some of the leaves are lime green, some deep green and the rest are mixed. So beautiful!!


As I don’t know how long this Tiger fern will stay alive for me, I thought I’d better to blog about it now. I have had to water it about 2-3 times a week to keep the soil moist at all times. And I got some advice from someone who has owned a tiger fern for 3 years, to mist it frequently, about 3 times a week. Most of my plants only need once a week watering maximum so this is quite a bit for me. I am however going to keep it up and perhaps it may not wither as fast.

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Hope you enjoyed feasting your eyes on this beauty.



Hi, I’m Barbara and I’m a little obsessed with house plants. I share my house plant adventures in the hopes of inspiring you to continue to enjoy the greens in your home. And if you have no plants (yet!) I hope this blog inspires you to add some green to your home. So go on! Try it! I think you might quite like it. And who knows? You may end up being … obsessed too.


  1. Sveta

    very beautiful!!!

    21 . Feb . 2016
    • Barbara

      Thanks Sveta

      21 . Feb . 2016
  2. Pam T

    absolutely gorgeous fern! I’ve never seen a variegated one either. Every year I buy a new Boston fern to TRY AGAIN and every year I lose the battle. Good luck!

    18 . Feb . 2016
    • Barbara

      Thanks Pam. I’ll try although I don’t have high hopes.

      18 . Feb . 2016
  3. Alexandra

    Awesome colour indeed!

    18 . Feb . 2016

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