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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    April 8, 2016
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    The humidity might be too low. Also, you should probably not let the soil dry out, the soil of a bird nest fern should be kept consistently moist. Brown tipped edges are also attributed to too fertilizer but that doesn't sound like what is happening here.

    For more information on the bird nest fern, please visit the following link:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    Alisma on
    August 18, 2016
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    For the fern's optimal health, it is probably best to not trim the fern except that you can remove any fronds that look dead. It will recover nutrients from the damaged leaves, shed any leaves that it doesn't need anymore, and then regrow when it is ready. However, if you want to trim it back to improve its appearance, you can remove the damaged fronds as long as it still has some left.

    Yes, you can fertilize around the outside of the plant.

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  • Answered by
    Alisma on
    October 16, 2016
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    Yes, the fertilization could be the problem. It could be that your granddaughter applied too much fertilizer, causing fertilizer burn. This article explains what it is and how to deal with it:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/what-is-fertilizer-burn.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    April 5, 2017
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    Check with your local garden centers and greenhouses. They often times can special order plants for you, even if they are not in stock.
    Bird's Nest Ferns are very common and should be able to be purchased locally.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    April 21, 2017
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    Do not cut the fern, but simply tease and remove the plant with your hands.
    I found a great Blog post that will help you!

    http://naremangsalako.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-grow-birds-nest-fern-asplenium.html

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    May 1, 2017
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    Repotting of young, small plants is not needed more then once a year. Older plant every 2 years.
    I would leave your plant in the existing pot.
    This article has more care information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    May 28, 2017
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    Repotting is only needed every 2 years and go up 1 pot size when repotting.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm

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