Gaylehaury
Gaylehaury
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Asked on Oct 17, 2017

Why did my ferns die?????

LizMaryJanet Pizaro
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After a summer outside but NOT in the sun, I brought 3 very healthy ferns inside; A rabbit's foot; a Bird's Nest and what was labeled a "Fluffy" fern...I continued with the usual watering schedule and within a week all 3 looked close to dying; fronds shriveled, drooping and just drying up in general...I pulled one out of it's pot and there is no sign of root rot..all 3 are in well draining pots...HELP...I love these ferns...can anyone help? I have trimmed the obviously dead fronds off the plant.

4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Prior to bring them indoors,did you re-pot them in fresh soil and spray horticultural oil for insects?
  • Liz
    on Oct 17, 2017

    They need to go into a dormant phase. What happens to the ferns left to grow outside? I have northern WI property loaded with ferns. They do survive.
    • Gaylehaury
      on Oct 17, 2017

      I have a lot of outdoor ferns also but these are green house ferns...how would I acclimate to the inside?
  • Mary
    on Oct 17, 2017

    might be shock from bringing the plants inside without acclimating them to inside the house
  • Liz
    on Oct 17, 2017

    reduce the daylight like you would for other movable plants. do not water as frequently. allow it to be cool but not freeze.. mimic the out doors via light control. Contact the greenhouse or online supplier for better info.
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