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Boston fern

Posted by brownthumbia 5aIA (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 9:46

What is the reason that a Boston fern would have leaves that are turning brown, mainly along the bottom fronds? I really want to save this plant because it was given to me when my son died and it's so precious to me. Thanks for any help you can give me.


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RE: Boston fern

Heythere, so sorry about your loss.

I think more info is needed. Is it in a hanging pot? Does that pot have a hole at the bottom surface or is it recessed about 1/2 inch above? What kind of light? Inside or out? Has it ever been repotted since you've had it?


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RE: Boston fern

Oh, I'm so sorry, I did say Boston fern. It's my palm, (parlor?) that I'm having trouble with. I thought perhaps some kind of bug so I sprayed iy with something I got at one time from the garden store but I don't think it is helping. Trouble is I'm never really sure if I'm over or under watering but I just want so bad for it to survive .


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RE: Boston fern

Oh, I'm so sorry, I did say Boston fern. It's my palm, (parlor?) that I'm having trouble with. I thought perhaps some kind of bug so I sprayed iy with something I got at one time from the garden store but I don't think it is helping. Trouble is I'm never really sure if I'm over or under watering but I just want so bad for it to survive .


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RE: Boston fern

Can you take and share a pic of it? It may make you feel better to think/know that there's no such thing as a parlor palm that isn't always in the process of discarding the oldest leaf. It's part of how they get taller. You won't find a pic of any tall ones with leaves down to the soil level. The more healthy the roots, the more leaves it will be able to maintain - to a point, and grow new ones at an equal pace.

You might just want to start a new discussion, whether or not you want to include a pic.


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RE: Boston fern

Purpleinopp, thanks for the reply. I would send a pic but cannot figure out how to do it. I did think I probably should start a new discussion, also. Misleading on my part.


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