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boston fern keeps drying out

annmarie 2annmarie 2 Posts: 155
ive got boston fern which is becoming a bit of a pain , I spray the leaves and water it well making sure Its roots don't get soaked , but every few weeks it leaves start to dry out,  its in a large enough pot with drainage with not too much sun


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,838
    Plunge the entire pot once a week in a bucket of water until no more bubbles appear.  Then let it drain completely before putting it back on display.   Reduce the soakings in winter unless you have it in a very warm room.   Spray the foliage daily.  

    Check the pot and see if the roots are poking out of the bottom or over the top.  It may just need a bigger pot and more compost as these plants do like to spread by their rhizomes (roots).

    More info here about compost, feeding etc -

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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