My Dying Fern

Joyce rungel added on August 16, 2016 | Answered

I have a huge 3 ft high fern that is slowly dying. It was a funeral plant. I thought it may be many plants, but in cleaning it up today, found it is all one. I cleaned out all the dying fronds. It looks like little new ones are coming up. What should I do now?

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Answered on August 17, 2016

I am not sure what species you have, but the little fronds will probably continue growing this year or next year. I believe you can cut back the dying fronds. Ferns normally do shed their old leaves after several years, so there is probably nothing to worry about. In some cases, though, ferns in full sun can be damaged by too much sunlight.


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