fern help

@snowy22315 (72488)
United States
September 18, 2009 6:41pm CST
I have an indoor fern that I have had about a year. The leaves are turning brown. I think it has adequate water the soil seems moist, but I want to stop it from dying. I have trimmed off the dead parts, but it is still turning brown. I was thinking about putting a dish under it to keep the water from leaking out, but I am not sure what to do. I need to save my plant. I think it is tropical fern of some sort. It is humid here so I don't think lack of humidity is a problem. What do I do??
3 responses
@ycanteye (770)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Sure wish I could help but ferns is something I have no luck with at all. Have you tried looking online for some suggestions?
@snowy22315 (72488)
• United States
19 Sep 09
thought I'd try my lot because I thought someone on here might have some answers. I'll probably look linline also. It is kind of sad because I would like to be able to ask here and see if anybody has any experience with ferns.
@ycanteye (770)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Hope you can find an answer. I had one that did the same thing and to this day I thought I was taking care of it right. Misted it every other day and the whole nine yards. I even had it in indirect sunlight. The only other thing I can think to suggest is to call a nursery since they probably sell ferns and have to keep them nice.
@snowy22315 (72488)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Yeah, that sounds like a possiblity. I would hate to lose this thing. I'm going to try the pebble tray thing, and look online.
@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
19 Sep 09
I tend to kill things by over watering them, also, are you sure it is getting enough light?
@snowy22315 (72488)
• United States
19 Sep 09
It is located just infront of the glass windows that lead to the deck. It gets plenty of sun, both direct and indirect. I would think it's location would be a great place for it. I'm looking at one of it's little leaves turning brown right now. It's making me sad.
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@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
19 Sep 09
are you letting it get dry between waterings? Really, that does drown them
@saw2207 (1359)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Snowy, Sounds like your fern is being over watered. . Try putting the fern on a tray of pebbles and water the pebbles. That way the plant will take what it needs. Also dont mist her for this can be what is the causing the brown spots. The water will evaporate, providing the fern with the proper humidity. Hope this helps
@snowy22315 (72488)
• United States
19 Sep 09
I'll try anything. I am desperate to save my fern. I would like to be able to save amy fern. I did not pay alot of money for it, but I really like the way that it looks in my house. I just think it is such a nice additon to the house.