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Q.Fronds On Tree Fern Burnt, Cut Them Off.

Zone Sg6 1qg | Anonymous added on September 25, 2022 | Answered

Now sticky dark brown sap, has appeared, have I damaged my tree fern

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Answered on October 3, 2022

It's best to let ferns brown before cutting them off as they continue to nourish the tree. When you do cut them, cut no closer than six inches from the trunk. While researching this, I saw comments that the sap is normal after cutting fronds. Keep it watered and it should be OK.


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