Its centerpiece, a large metal container holding a Boston fern
, is a sculpture the Sjostens found at the Brimfield Antique and Flea Market.
If cut flowers strike you as too ephemeral, perhaps you'd prefer giving a houseplant such as amaryllis, cyclamen, African violet, paper-white narcissus, orchid, Boston fern
, florist hydrangea, hibiscus, crown of thorns (Euphorbiamilii) or spider plant.
The Boston fern
is from a grocery store, and the cannas are offshoots from another friend's plants.
Certain plants can also assist in cleaning the air, including those that remove formaldehyde (Boston fern
, chrysanthemums, striped Dracaena, and the dwarf date palm), and carbon monoxide (spider plant).
, lady palm, bamboo palm, peace lily, corn, weeping fig and florists mum ...
Top air-cleaners include philodendron, Boston fern
, peace lily and English ivy.
She knew more or less what she wanted to do, and that was to create a story that possessed a granddaughter, a Boston fern
, a golden apple and a small blue cradle ..."
Smaller ferns, such as the stag's horn and the Boston fern
, also like moisture and will be happy to live in steamy bathrooms with good light.
The following plants have been shown to be among the most effective in counteracting off-gassed chemicals and contributing to balanced internal humidity: areca palm, dwarf date palm, spider plant, Boston fern
, dracaena, English ivy, weeping fig, peace lily and rubber plant.
Description: Boston fern
has short, light green leaves alongside a short stem usually no longer than 12 inches; an attractive filler and useful in contemporary designs.
Areca Palm Lady Palm Bamboo Palm Rubber Plant Dracaena "Janet Craig" English Ivy Dwarf Date Palm Ficus Alii Boston Fern
Peace Lily Corn Plant Golden Pothos Kimberley Queen Florist's Mum Gerbera Daisy Dracaena "Warneckei" Dragon Tree Red Emerald Philodendron Syngonium Dumb Cane Parlor Palm Weeping Fig Schefflera Wax Begonia Lacy Tree Philodendron Heart-Leaf Philodendron Snake Plant Elephant Ear Philodendron Norfolk Island Pine King of Hearts
I love the Boston fern
, also known as the bird's nest fern.
(Nephrolepis) and offspring are broad spreading and imposing when reaching three feet or more in diameter.
The common Boston fern
removes 1,863 micrograms of formaldehyde per hour.
You can also reverse the arrangement and underplant poinsettias with such small houseplants as variegated miniature ivy, Swedish ivy, miniature peace lily, Dallas fern, or Boston fern
. But avoid strongly variegated plants that might distract from the poinsettias.