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Botany is a difficult field. For example, the paraphrase of the family mentioned above is not well secured. Maybe Nephrolepis will be put back into its own family (Nephrolepidaceae). What is certain is that ferns are among the oldest plants. They have been growing on earth for 400 million years - in the soil and as epiphytic plants in the branch forks of larger trees.
Nephrolepis exaltata is widespread in Polynesia and Africa, thrives on the Caribbean islands, in Florida, Mexico, all of Central America and into South America. The growth-height lies between 40 and 90 cm, some copies reach up to 150 cm. In the room the sword fern is suitable, since it grows overhanging, in the best way as traffic light plant: Decorative 180 cm long can become its light green fronds. It likes to stand light to semi-shady, does not tolerate waterlogging or dry bales. When the air is warm and humid, it can be sprayed daily with soft, room-warm water.