Asked on Aug 25, 2019

How can I care for ferns in the winter?

PatChloe Crabtree


How do I care for a large fern plant over the winter? It's been in a hanging planter outside all summer. I imagine it has to be brought indoors for the winter.

2 answers
  • Chloe Crabtree
    on Aug 25, 2019

    1. Trim the fern, removing the shoots at the outside of the pot and keeping only the most upright shoots in the middle. ...
    2. Bring the fern inside and place it in a bright, sunny room where the temperature will stay between 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. ...
    3. Water the fern once a week. ...
    4. Withhold fertilizer during the winter.

  • Pat
    on Aug 25, 2019

    I bring mine in all the time, and they do shed leaves....a couple times a week, I shake them with my hands and then sweep up the little leaves that fall. Mine do well in front of a sunny window and I water once a week. Still look very nice in the spring before taking them outside again.

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