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Q.Birds nest fern

Zone Hastings MI | dksrtc6@icloud.com added on March 17, 2018 | Answered

I have had (and lost) several birds nest fern plants. It seems that eventually they each succumbed to a slow sad death as I noticed and watched as the inner nest with the egg looking fronds darkened, dried, and eventually turned black. Due to the lack of new life ( the “eggs”)being snuffed before they actually became leaves the whole plant then slowly died off. How can I prevent the death of the inner nest or “eggs”. And is there any way of saving one who’s inner nest is currently dead looking.

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Answered on March 17, 2018

That soil is too thick, and holds too much moisture. They are likely rotting. These have a very specific growing environment. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm

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