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Japanese Painted fern problem....

Posted by bgaviator 6 (My Page) on
Tue, May 7, 13 at 11:15

I just planted two Japanese painted ferns last week, and on one of them I am noticing light brown tips on the fronds. Is this a sign of too much water? I stuck my finger in the dirt, and it still feels moist. I have stopped watering it, and it doesn't seem to be getting any worse, nor any better. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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RE: Japanese Painted fern problem....

The brown tips will stay on the fronds, the tissue is dead and won't recover. If the problem's still there the brown will keep spreading. You need to check on new growth to see if the plant is definitely back to normal growth.

The problem could also be chemical, something in the water, soil, or fertiliser if you've used any. Another problem could be low humidity levels.

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