advice on rabbit's foot fern
hi all fern experts
A friend brought me a large rabbit's foot fern which is in tough shape to see if I could help it. It had few fronds and although it is sprouting a few new ones, they turn brown at the tips and then gradually die.
It looked as if it had a lot of salts from years of watering around the edge of the pot and on the surface so I flushed it gently, cleaned the pot and gave it a very weak solution of "Roots for Houseplants" (Garden's Alive stuff) and sent it home. It had a LOT of dead furry roots which I gently picked off. I don't think it is pot-bound; I think he repotted it during the last year. Since it belonged to his grandmother he really wants to keep it alive.
Any other ideas? How much water should it get? Light?
I also took a couple of piece of the root which had small fronds starting and which fell off as I was cleaning it up and I have them in a glass of water and so far they are green and OK. When can I plant them?
I did read the posting from a while back about other ways to root a rabbit's foot and I will pass those along for him to try.
Thanks for all advice!