Please help me fix my beautiful birds next kokedama! I bought it a month ago and it has been living hanging down from a outside veranda that is south facing. It’s leaves have started crinkling at the tips and it has funny holes on it. Please see photos below. Any advice would be very much appreciated!!!
I suspect a bacterial blight disease that is common with birds nest ferns.
Trim off the damaged leaves at their base to prevent further spread.
Spray the foliage and drench the soil with a bio-fungicide-bactericide like this:
We bought Kentia palm and Bird's nest fern together. They both seem to have the same kind of spots. Can you please let me know what they are and how to treat them? Attaching the photos of both. P.S: I am new to gardening. These are my first plants! Thank you!
This is likely a Leaf Spot disease.
This link has more information.
1. Trim off brown leaf tips or spots with clean shears. Cut off only the damaged tips or spots leaving a tiny margin of brown so not to damage the remaining healthy foliage on the plant.
2. If the entire leaf has turned brown, remove individual leaves at their base. Pull the leaf gently; it may come off on its own. If the leaf doesn’t separate with gentle pulling, snip through the stem with clean shears.
My bird nest fern was doing well until I think, I over watered it. The leaves have dried out, but I did change the wet soil. Will it come back to its original healthy state?
Leaves drying out is usually more likely to be under-watering or root disturbance. But if the plant was over-watered for a long period of time, then root rot is possible.
Whether or not it will recover with the new growing conditions depends on how much root damage there was, and on your new watering and fertility program. Give it some time and TLC.
The center of my bird's nest plant is brown and "crunchy" and appears to be dying. What would cause this?
In the meantime, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm
This can be quite normal. This can also happen if there is too much nutrients near the roots. They are epiphytes and will easily burn. If you can include a photo then I will be able to help you a little better. It will be much easier to see what is going on.
from the roots. How can I save plant, will it grow back from roots?
It really depends on the extent of the damage. Can you include a photo? This will help me to give you the best advice.
I bought a bird's nest fern that has some distorted fronds. There are a couple that are twisted and two that are horizontally cracked about 2/3 up from the pot. My guess is that it was not packed well by the shipper or mishandled. Should I cut them off at the bottom? I can't imagine that either the twists or cracks will self heal.
No, leaf damage will not heal.
Give the plant time to acclimate and wait until you have active growth before trimming any damaged leaves.
My bird's nest fern has fronds that fade in color, go limp and then die. The center "nest" is brown in color, not green. Are these signs of too little water? What other grievance how I committed?
This can be normal, but it could be from remaining too wet, or dry... This article will help you give the best care to these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm