Fern

Asked April 13, 2017, 8:22 AM EDT

What is wrong with our Fern? It gets fertilized from time to time, I've experimented with different watering methods...frequency, amount, spray bottle, etc. It also gets rotated to get even sun. Thank you! -Rich

Dakota County Minnesota houseplants ferns horticulture

1 Response

Most likely this is a humidity issue. Ferns have a tough time indoors in Minnesota in winter because our houses are so dry. For now, cut off the dead fronds - they are not going to grow back. I'd also repot it. Give it plenty of water and moisture and some fertilizer this spring. Then, next winter, resolve to mist it frequently. Read here for more information:
http://www.uvm.edu/pss/ppp/articles/fernsin.html