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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: boston fern losing leaves Reply with quote

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/boston-fern--nephrolepis/boston_fernpd.aspx

I have one of above. There are some leaves falling off. i keep it watered. Is light important it is in my hallway and while not dark its not very bright. Had them before and theydied. Think they dried out and so am keeping this well watered

Could I put it outside this weather ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If its new its probably only acclimatising, water weekly but do not over water, it is natural for these to shed leaves regularly and replace them with new ones give it a good shake before you water to remove dead leaves, It also requires high humidity, how about posting pic so we can have a look.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture. Bear in mind I shook off all the old pieces this evening before the pic. Is the colour OK. When i had one before it went darker green/died but I was not watering enough.

I have it a few months would it still be acclimatising? I did not get it from the place in link



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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah that looks grand, dont let it dry out Ill take a photo of mine and post it. it is probably bigger because there are 3 plants in the pot but it looks the same as yours.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
ah that looks grand, dont let it dry out Ill take a photo of mine and post it. it is probably bigger because there are 3 plants in the pot but it looks the same as yours.
OK Some of it looks abt darker and different texture 'rougher than one i looked at in garden centre. But even the one in the GC was a bit darker green in one place where a piece was falling out maybe some parts die off'
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your plant was imported from Holland and could be either one of two species of nephrolepis found in cultivation: N. cordifolia and N. exaltata. N. cordifolia features erect fronds up to two feet long. N. exaltata is the more common. you could also rotate it regularly and mist it. I would only put it outside in a shaded area with no wind as it does not like draughts
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My nephrelopsis it probably needs to be divided which i will do next spring.


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