Maidenhair Ferns
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What Is Happening With No Grow And Dying

Bramseebaluck added on November 19, 2019 | Answered

My maiden fern has indoor filtered light, I mist it regularly with rain water; it has moist soil with rain water however, I have left a few fronds, they are crispy and not brown and die. Fronds have no new growth, and remain small and leggy. I dont want to put it outside as if will improve, but it will be same if I bring inside after this. I fertilize with compost. I put it in pebbles , so what is wrong ? thank you

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 20, 2019

Hm... unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the damage. There are a few things that can cause this, though. With these plants, they don't want any direct light. It needs to be bright, but completely indirect. It could be that there is slightly too much light on the plant.

Lack of humidity can cause this, too. Spraying may not be enough unless you can spray almost constantly. A humidifier can help, as can a tray of pebbles and water underneath.

Another thing that can cause this is low temperatures. Anything below 50 F will start to kill the plant.

Last, sometimes overfeeding can cause this. This is not common, though.

Here is an article that will help you to grow these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/maidenhair-fern/maidenhair-fern-care.htm

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