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Q.i transferred a crow’s nest but i broke part of the main root. will it still grow?

Zone 2486 | johannawalsh47 added on September 3, 2019 | Answered

I have a large crow’s nest which I want to transfer but I broke part of the big root but it still has the little roots around it. Will it still grow?

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Answered on September 4, 2019

It is hard to say without seeing the damage. Depending on exactly how much broke off, it could die, or it could survive.

I will say that it has a greater chance of dying since large cuts to the roots will usually invite infections. I would treat the wound with a fungicide before trying to replant.

This article will help you to care for the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm

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