Ostrich Ferns
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ostrich fern

Zone zone 7 | cathy gholson added on May 7, 2018 | Answered

ordered this fern from burpee. came in mail, today, and looks dead. have it soaking in 4" pot. will it come back to life? it will be a houseplant. no camera.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 8, 2018

Ostrich Fern is not suitable as a houseplant. You may want to choose a Boston Fern to enjoy indoors.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/boston-fern/boston-fern-care.htm

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 8, 2018

The crown and roots of a fern typically look as you describe! It's simply dormant and ready to plant.

This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ostrich-fern/growing-ostrich-ferns.htm

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