Ferns
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pieces hanging down from fern

Zone missouri | Rita_hecke added on May 11, 2015 | Answered

What are the pieces hanging down from the fern, straggly like? Should they be cut off? It is hanging on the east side of the house, partial shade.

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shelley
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Answered on May 11, 2015

What kind of fern do you have? If it's a boston fern, I think you might be referring to the long, stringy, leafless runners that sometimes dangle down from the plant. Basically, it means your fern is due for a trim and this article will tell you how:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/boston-fern/trimming-boston-ferns.htm

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