Australian Tree Fern - Knowledgebase Question

DesAllemands, LA
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Question by jbarrios
January 29, 2006
I purchased an Australian Tree Fern approx 2 1/2 - 3 feet tall in a pot. I was told to water frequently, and indirect sun. I have it indoors, under a skylight but not direct sun, so it does get natural daylight. I've had it for about 2 weeks now, and the leaves are curling up at the ends, and turning brown. I have already had to clip off one branch, because it bent/creased when touched.

HELP, I love this plant and want to learn how to care for it. What am I doing wrong. I don't want to loose her. Thanks Please advise.

Answer from NGA
January 29, 2006

That may be due to the fact that it is in a heat draft or perhaps the air in the house is just dry. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Mist the foliage every day or so with distilled water so as not to leave white residues. When the danger of frost is past move it outdoors to a bright shady spot.

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