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Why won't my tree fern fronds open?


By Tishy

Ireland Ie


I have 2 tree ferns, which have been happy for the last 4 years or so. This year the larger one has not done too well - it is pushing up fronds, but they don't open. One frond is blackened, but there is no frost, sun or wind affecting them. The other fern is thriving.

Any ideas? I don't want to lose our precious fern!
thanks, Tish

On plant Dicksonia antarctica




Water? Dryat root, low humid or rain. invasvie chemecal?

29 Sep, 2009


I would say water. Have you kept the crown well watered Tishy? Not sure where you are, but here in the UK it's been a relatively dry summer (compared to previous years!) and I've had to water mine daily.....

29 Sep, 2009


Try a bit of plant food too..

29 Sep, 2009

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