The incredibly beautiful Tiger Fern (Nephrolepsis exaltata ‘Tiger Fern’) is a Boston-type fern, whose green leaves are marbled and streaked with a variegation that resembles a tiger’s stripes.
Showing no definitive pattern, each frond exhibits random markings in colors which vary from dark green to lime green to golden yellow. Intermixed between the striped foliage, a few fronds add richness to the plant as luminous blondes.
Ferns love humidity. If you are going to fail with a Boston fern, probably this will be the area that will do you in. You have a few options here. The easiest way to provide humidity is is to grow the plant in your bathroom. – if you have a good light source and enough space. Other options include a room with a humidifier, placing a bowl of water on the heating vent or radiator, and – though not always effective – hand misting. Better to rely on room humidifiers or to concentrate on proper watering schedules that eliminate moisture stress.