Houseplants forum: Repotting My Bird's Nest Fern

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Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Mar 19, 2016 7:06 PM CST
I want to repost my bird's nest fern-can I pot it down so that the soil is near the bottom leaves? (The old leaves have been trimmed off so it has a neck about 2" long)
Thanks!
Deb
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Mar 21, 2016 1:28 PM CST
General rule for most all trees and plants is to have the soil line at the same place it used to be. Gene
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Region: Minnesota Birds Cactus and Succulents Hostas Hummingbirder
dmurray407
Mar 24, 2016 4:20 AM CST
Thanks!
Deb
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Mar 26, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Gene is right. If you add soil above the existing soil line, the added soil may cause the existing bare stem to rot and then you will lose the plant. You can set the plant lower down in the pot so the lower leaves are close to the pot rim. Just don't add soil on top of the original rootball.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Sep 24, 2016 1:26 PM CST
How is your plant doing now? I took a pic of mine today, well 2 pics.


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