Ostrich Ferns
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Ostrich Fern

Zone Toronto 5-6 | Kalman added on June 30, 2015 | Answered

Something seems to be eating my ostrich fern. What remedy would you recommend?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 30, 2015

This could be a number of different insects, cut worms or caterpillars.
Spraying ferns with a insecticide can harm the fronds Using a granular systemic insecticide applied to the soil surface would be recommended.
If you may be seeing any slug damage on any other plants, I have also listed a link about controlling them.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ostrich-fern/growing-ostrich-ferns.htm
http://extension.unh.edu/resources/representation/Resource000477_Rep499.pdf
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm

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