Boston Fern Plants
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What Makes Boston Ferns More Green When They Fade?

Zone 7 | sharon english added on January 20, 2012 | Answered

What makes Boston ferns more green when they fade?

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Nikki
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Answered on January 21, 2012

If the plant is losing color, then it likely has a nutrient deficiency. This could be a lack of nitrogen, iron or even a micro nutrient as well. If it's lacking nitrogen, I would fertilize the plant with a complete, but nitrogen heavy fertilizer. Here is more information that could help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-chlorosis-and-iron.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/boston-fern/boston-fern-fertilizer.htm

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