replant a fern
Having a fern that got "shaggy" looking and a little dried out is there any way to bring it back to health?? Can it be cut back and it will regrow or??
Ramsey County Minnesota
Hello and thank you for contacting AaE for help.
I wouldn't repot it right now.
The dead fronds can be cut back to the central mound if there are no green leaflets on them. This will allow more light to reach the living parts of the plant. It can look a little sad but with good light and watering it should revive. Also, when we are past the last frost date which is around the 3rd week of May, you can take your plant outside to a shady location to give it a chance to really revive through the summer.
You can also think about repotting it sometime in the spring if you think it is pot bound. The plant will be getting enough light then to put some energy into settling its roots in its new pot while growing new fronds.
I hope this helps.