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Q.My Fern Is Dying! Please Help.

Zone Nova Scotia | Anonymous added on February 5, 2021 | Answered

This is a 1 year old Boston fern (photos attached). It’s an indoor fern, and it sits near my window with west facing light. It is a cold climate (Canada) so it’s a colder sun. My fern currently has very few leaves. I’ve been trying not to overwater it, and it sits on a tray of pebbles with water for humidity, but I cannot get it back to “full bloom”. I don’t want to throw it out but I’m worried it’s beyond saving! Any advice would be so greatly appreciated.

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Answered on February 5, 2021

There are so many possibilities here - and Boston ferns just do this sometimes.
I'm wondering about your soil. You may want to repot the plant following the instructions in this article:
and check your growing conditions here:
It may have a buildup of salts from fertilizer. I think it wants some fresh, well-draining soil. It also may not be quite warm enough in front of the window. You might try a south facing window.

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