Boston Fern Plants

Overwintering Boston Ferns

Anonymous added on October 28, 2011 | Answered

I have 11 Boston Ferns that I hang outside during the summer; however, I do not have room in my house to keep them over the winter. I had read somewhere that people used to overwinter ferns under the house. Do you have any suggestions as I hate to allow all of these plants to die.

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Answered on October 29, 2011

You can try putting the plants into dormancy. Place the plants in a cool area, such as a garage, basement or, if there is a crawlspace, under the house. The plants will appear to die back but still water them about once a month. When the weather warms up, take tham out, place them somewhere warm and resume regular watering. They should regrow quickly.

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