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Q.Boston Fern

Anonymous added on October 19, 2011 | Answered

I have a Boston fern that I purchased at a retail store. It was small. I kept it on my porch during the summer and now it is huge. I live in a small apartment and don’t have room for it. I would like to keep it so I can put on my porch again next year. Can I cut it back, and if so, how should I store over the winter? Will the garage be ok?

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Answered on October 20, 2011

You can put a Boston fern into dormancy. If you reduce the light and cut back watering, it will go dormant. Storing in the garage will be fine provided it does not get too cold (below 45-50 F). Remember to water the plant about once a month while it is dormant.

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