We have several Boston ferns in hanging pots near our pool. I want to move them inside my workshop for the winter. We live in Virginia Beach, Va. Can you tell me the minimum temperature required for their survival? -
You can put them into dormancy at 50-55 degrees F. Find a cool, dark place and put it there. Cut back on watering to about once every 3-4 weeks. They will look like they have died but they will come back. In the spring, bring it back out and resume normal care.
Is it necessary to fertilize a Boston fern? What special care does this plant need?
This article will help you with Boston fern care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/boston-fern/boston-fern-care.htm
I have a boston fern that is huge and growing over the pot, weighting down the plant. I just need to know how to cut it back.
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What do I do with the 'bulbs' that are growing in my Boston fern? It's getting a little rootbound, so I would like to put it in a bigger container but I'm unsure what to do with the 'bulbs'.
The "bulbs" are just the plant's way of storing extra water. Leave them attached to the plant when you repot it.
What do we do? How long do Boston ferns survive? Charlotte
It sounds like your fern is too root bound. While this plant does like to be root bound a little, it starts to produce those roots when it is root bound. I suspect that the loss of green leaves is tied to the fact that the plant is so root bound that it can't get enough water.
I would recommend repotting to a larger pot or significantly increasing water.
Can Boston ferns be left outside if the temp is 40-45?
They should be able to withstand those temps, but you may see some cold damage to their outside fronds.
I need to know how to feed and care for my Boston fern and also a sago palm.
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