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Q.Why Are The Leaves On My Crocodile Fern Turning Black

Zone Lancashire | Anonymous added on March 22, 2023 | Answered

This is my crocodile fern I’ve tried moving it to different places in the house but the leaves are tuning black. It’s not in any direct sun and isn’t overwatered what am I doing wrong

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Answered on March 23, 2023

It could be lack of humidity. Do you have the pot on a pebble tray? (Pebbles in a tray filled with water beneath the pot. Be sure the pot is not sitting in the water.)

You say it is not overwatered, but make sure it is watered enough. Crocodile ferns can be watered as soon as the top of the soil begins to dry. The soil should be rich but well draining, like that for African Violets.

Another cause of leaf burn is too much fertilizer. Only fertilize in the spring and summer months with a household plant fertilizer diluted by half.

Remove the leaves that are discolored. here are their care tips:


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