My Bird Nest fern has brown spots on some of the leaf edges. It is in an 8-inch pot. I water it when dry, and I fed it with Osmocote 1/2 strength just today, April 7. What causes the brown edges? Thanks
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.
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I have a fern that has been trampled by people walking on it. Can I trim back fronds for it to regrow? How much should I cut back? Also should I fertilize around outside of plant or inside? Thank You
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.
A month ago while on vacation, my granddaughter watered my plants. I noticed after about 2 weeks some of the leaves were turning brown. I called and ask her if she had watered them, she said yes and also fertilized them. She said she fertilized them with fish fertilizer. Could this be what is wrong with them? If so, what can I do? It looks like they are dying. Please help if you can. Thank You.
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:
Where can I buy a bird nest plant? I live in Portland, Or.
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.
I have several birds nest ferns attached to sago palm trunks, a natural occurrence, I didn't plant them there. I'd like to remove them and wonder how do I do that? I've tried prizing one off but it won't budge. Do I need to cut them away? If so how deep are the roots and will it damage the sago palm?
Do not cut the fern, but simply tease and remove the plant with your hands.
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I have gotten the fern but not sure about the pot . The pot it is in is 8 inches tall and 6 inches across the top and tapers down . Should I repot it or leave it ?
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.
I got one as a gift. It is in a basket. Do I need to repot it?
Repotting is only needed every 2 years and go up 1 pot size when repotting.