What's your question? Ask

Boston Fern Plants

Q.Boston Fern

Anonymous added on March 4, 2014 | Answered

I keep my ferns in my garage because they are huge; they’re 5 years old. This winter it got really cold and they did not freeze but most of the leaves turned brown, but are flexible as in still alive. Do I just do a clean-up on them (trim it down to new growth) and should they be fine? Should I do this as it gets a bit warmer outside?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 4, 2014

Yes, once it gets warmer, you can trim off the brown foliage and new growth should take its place. Here is more information that should help, now and in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/boston-fern/trimming-boston-ferns.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Boston Fern Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert