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Q.Potted fern with dry/burnt branches

Zone Santa Clara Ca. | Anonymous added on July 9, 2020 | Answered

I need help keeping my fern healthy. It’s a large fern, in a pot, very healthy when I brought it home from the nursery. I placed the pot in a shady area of the yard. Watered lightly 2 times a week, seemed to turn brown within 2 weeks. Now it is half brown and half green. Any advice? I have room in my garden to plant in the ground if that is advisable.

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Answered on July 10, 2020

It really depends on the type of fern it is to know what its care will be. Some like sun, and some like shade. All can succumb to infection if overwatered.

Without seeing it, I will not be able to give you a direct answer on, exactly, what is going on. What I can do is offer you an article on general fern care, and another on fungicide use, as this may be what is affecting your fern.

Here is an article on general fern care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ferns/taking-care-of-outdoor-ferns.htm


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