Plant ID forum: Fern Identification

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ShayneChrist
Oct 26, 2017 9:32 AM CST
I rescued a dying fern and nursed it back to health this summer. I kept it in a large pot in the yard and it thrived. Not sure what it was, when it started to get cold I brought it indoors. After a couple weeks, it started to drop leaves and turn brown. Any help on identifying it so that I know how to care for it would be much appreciated.

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DaisyI
Oct 26, 2017 9:43 AM CST
I suspect its a Boston Fern. If so, they need high humidity and constantly damp soil.

I could be wrong. Maybe someone else will have a better idea.
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JamesAcclaims
Oct 26, 2017 9:49 AM CST
I agree with the Boston fern. I also may be wrong, as I am not a fern expert, but I would say if it sheds, it's a Boston. If it doesn't, it may be a Kimberly Queen, but it doesn't look quite 'upright' enough to me. I'm sticking with Boston.
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plantmanager
Oct 26, 2017 9:59 AM CST
My guess is Boston also. They're lovely...outside. Inside they are huge pains, shedding pieces of leaves full time. I have a vow never to get sucked into having one in the house again!
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ShayneChrist
Oct 26, 2017 10:14 AM CST
Thanks everyone. I thought it might be a Boston, but was hoping it was something that would survive outside through a zone 7 winter.
Name: James
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JamesAcclaims
Oct 26, 2017 10:50 AM CST
No such luck, but if you're in the market for an outdoor fern, Christmas ferns are hardy in your zone and are quite similar, actually.
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islander
Oct 26, 2017 1:13 PM CST
Nephrolepis obliterata 'Kimberly Queen'
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Leftwood
Oct 26, 2017 6:03 PM CST
It looks more like Kimberly Queen to me, too. The photo is taken from above. If you take a side view pic, we likely could determine the correct name.

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