Drying Ends - Knowledgebase Question

Anaheim, CA
Question by monroewa
August 13, 2003
why is my nephrolepis exaltata getting dry on the ends, I mist it aprox. 4-7 times a day?

Answer from NGA
August 13, 2003


Your fern may be reacting to too much direct light (dappled light is best), temperatures that are too warm (75F is it's preferred maximum), soil that's too dry, over-fertilization, or minerals in the water. You can try moving it to a site that provides bright, indirect light; watering with bottled water; keeping the soil moist but not soggy wet; using a quarter-strength dilution of liquid fertilizer every week; and misting daily, or setting the container on a tray of pebbles to which you add water as it evaporates. This will increase humidity all around the plant. Best wishes with your fern!

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