How do you get a start from a Boston fern?
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Boston ferns produce runners, which can be used to propagate the plant, much like a spider plant. You can actually pin the runners down on soil and they will root and form a new plant. Simply pin the runners onto the soil while still attached to the plant, and they should take root in a few weeks. Once they are rooted, you can detach them from the plant and repot.