Dying Button Ferns
Both my Mom and I bought two button ferns for ourselves about a month ago and have had problems with them every since. The first issue we noticed was the tips of their leaves were turning brown. Now it has turned into every couple days or so, the branches die back even more (it is like the branch itself is dying). Sadly, some recently new fronds (the branches with the green balls on the ends... I am unsure if these are called fronds or not) are beginning to die. I have not seen any new growth on either of our ferns. I have mine on our kitchen table which is about 3-4 feet away from double glass doors. It is currently in a six inch pot (re-potted from a 3.8 inch pot; I did not know it was so small... I thought it was in a 4.4. inch pot, but somehow got myself confused with another plant as I have many I just recently repotted in the last month or so) and I would say receives meduim light or partial low light. I have it sitting in a plastic 6 inch tray full of small fish tank pebbles and water. My Mother's fern is in her bedroom which is about 2-3 feet away from a southern window (which gets lots of light during the day). he has hers potted in a 5 inch pot, transplanted from a 3.8 inch pot also. She has it sitting in a plastic tray with small fish tank pebbles and water as well. Our house is about 75-80 degrees during the day and at night. Both ferns are moist, which makes me wonder why they are dying? Are they just acclimating to our house still or is there something we are not doing for them that they need? I think mine is actually getting too much water as on several occasions I have found furry (very furry) white mold patches on the top of the soil in my fern's pot and hidden in it's aerial roots (is that what you call the roots that are not buried, but laying on top of the soil?). Please help me save me and my Mom's ferns!