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Nephrolepsis fern ailing

B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,019

To the casual observer, my very large nephrolepsis, Bob, is doing ok. But those of us who know him better know that he's not well.

Old fronds are getting longer -some are about 4ft (he doesn't do metric) but there is very little new growth on top -  a bit like my OH.

The trouble started after I'd given him a good soak and top dressing  in the spring. He's been sulking ever since.

I have started misting - never bothered before but I wondered if a high nitrogen feed would do any good.

Any advice would be appreciated as we would hate to lose an old friend.

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,997

    Does your Boston fern need a larger pot or dividing ? At least if you lose the original plant his memory will live on in newer smaller plants .

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,019

    No and no. It's in a very large pot with plenty of room. Was repotted last year.

    Was doing fine until a couple of months ago.

    Last edited: 10 July 2017 21:18:48

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,288

    Any chance vine weevils could have got at him?

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,019

    I hope not. He was only outside for an hourimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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