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Q.Why do the leaves at the very bottom die

Zone 75219 | jewelsouth1 added on August 10, 2019 | Answered

I have an lady victoria bird nest fern it seems that the smaller leaves on the very bottom of the plant have an tendency To change color become limp wrinkle up and die with that said why would this be happening on an healthy plant

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Answered on August 12, 2019

This has a few causes. This can be caused by overwatering ( I can't tell because of the stones on top) improper soil type (They are epiphytes, and won't do the best in potting soil)

Or the need a light fertilizing with 1/2 strength orchid fertilizer.

This article will help you to care for the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/birds-nest-fern/birds-nest-fern-care.htm

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