Kimberley Queen Fern

By Plant Liker •  Updated: 06/25/14 •  1 min read

Kimberley Queen (Nephrolepis obliterata)

golden pothos an effective indoor air purifier

Main Points:

Not as well-known as the Boston fern, and also not as sensitive to low humidity, the Kimberley Queen is better suited to an indoor environment. This fern is also as effective at removing toxins as the Boston fern.

Highly effective for the removal of formaldehyde and alcohols.

High transpiration rate makes it a natural humidifier.


Semi-sun to semi-shade.

Requires a regular schedule of watering and misting. Keep the soil moist, but not wet. Feed with diluted liquid fertilizer as long as the plant produces new fronds. Never allow the root ball to dry completely.

Remove old or discoloured fronds.

It prefers to be somewhat potbound in a standard container filled with humus-rich potting soil or a soil-less mix. Less frequent watering is required if grown using hydroculture or sub-irrigation.

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