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Q.Boston Ferns (Hanging/Outside) How to Take Care of During the Winter Months

jlwills added on October 29, 2012 | Answered

I live in ATL GA – have 10 hanging Boston ferns and would love to keep them alive till spring. How would I do this?

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Answered on October 30, 2012

Boston ferns will not usually handle cold winter weather or freeze damage well. However, you can put them into dormancy by placing them in a sheltered area (a cool, dark place) like an attached garage or a closet. Water only once a month, but water it thoroughly when you do. It will look dead, but in the spring, take it back out and it should regrow fine.

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