- Even though the Sword Ferns are the most sun tolerant of all ferns, they still grow better in light shade.
- They also are able to do well in full shade and almost full sun due to their very adaptable nature.
- They survive in moist to well-drained soil, because they have a fine root system they need an open potting mixture that allows air and water to flow.
The Nephrolepis obliterata is native to Asia and Australia. This variety is commonly called the Sword Fern or the Kimberly Queen Fern. The Sword Fern has lacy green leaflets which sway in the wind upon tall and erect fronds. The Sword Fern plants are most often grown in hanging baskets or as potted plants in and around the home.