BOSTON FERN - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by brabony
December 1, 2009
I HAVE TWO BOSTON FERNS OUT SIDE ON MY PORCH YESTERDAY THEY WERE OK BUT TODAY THE WEATHER WAS REALY COLD AND THEY TURN BLACK I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO NOW?


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Answer from NGA
December 1, 2009

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Boston ferns don't like cold temperatures and the black coloring on the foliage indicates the frond froze. Take your ferns indoors, set them in bright light and out of drafts. Water as often as necessary to keep the soil moist and mist them everyday. You can cut off the black fronds (they're dead anyway) and cut off any fronds that turn crispy brown. New growth will emerge from the center of the plant once your plant has recovered from the cold.

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