Christmas Ferns, No Growth - Knowledgebase Question

Baltimore, MD
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Question by webermp
December 4, 2000
Planted 1 gallon Christmas ferns in a brick planter about 8 months ago. Nothing has happened. They are the same size, and color. We fed them fish emulsion and water regularly. They are in shade with a bit of afternoon sun...about an hour at about 4 PM. Our goal is to have large graceful ferns as part of the entry to our home. Any suggestions.

Answer from NGA
December 4, 2000
Christmas ferns are evergreen, and tend to make the bulk of their growth in early spring when the new fronds unfurl. They are a clumping plant rather than a running or spreading plant, so each clump will thicken slightly from year to year. They are also naturally rather short. I suspect what you have seen is normal for that plant.

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