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May 16, 2020 4:25 PM CST

My poor Crissie fern is not happy! Any tips on how to save this plant from dying? I keep it in an area with indirect light, it may have missed a watering but I've been trying to keep it moist ever since and repotted it in the terracotta pot after the drooping started. I feel like I have a brown thumb with this one!!
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May 17, 2020 8:28 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Most Ferns are very unforgiving of even a single lapse in watering as they do not tolerate dry soil well at all.

When you repotted, how much of the original soil did you remove? What kind of new soil did you use?
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May 21, 2020 10:27 PM CST

It came in a 4" grow pot when I bought it so the original soil was minimal but I kept it all and added potting mix to fill the rest of the terracotta you see it in. I ended up throwing it away because I'm pretty sure it was beyond reviving 😣 thanks for the reply tho!
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May 22, 2020 7:37 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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