It has been doing great but now some of the leaves on the underside are being covered with little round yellow beads. The java fern started to turn brown so I added flourish and excel. Why is my heart fern dying? A Staghorn fern is a type of green, leafy plant that needs plenty of water to thrive. It appears to move from one fern to the next slowly. Im getting some brown algae. So, why is your kangaroo fern dying? very tall. It is in a large pot on my deck that gets maybe an hour of morning sun. They last about a month, then I have to throw them out and vacuum the trail of dead leaves that it leaves. Hardly any stems and lots of those have brown, shriveled leaves. If your Boston fern is dropping leaves, you’ll need to take quick action to slow or stop the leaf loss to keep your fern looking is best. Photo is attached. First, you have to check the existing conditions where the heart fern is located. It was huge with thick, long stems. Boston ferns are good for hanging baskets. I have a java fern and two small anubias plants. I have a fern that we received a year ago from my father's funeral. The only thing we can think of, is climate change. They look great, at least until Boston fern leaf drop starts rearing its ugly head. Rae says. Another probable reason would be the presence of pests and diseases. I keep it indoors, water when it feels dry. There are several reasons for this. Over the last two years many of our old tree ferns have died. In the past week, many of the fern leaves have turned brown and died. They prefer a balanced fertilizer, such as 20-10-20 or 20-20-20, with micronutrients applied at approximately 200 ppm nitrogen. November 12, 2017 at 5:52 am. What can I do to get it back? We are in Australia, and the ferns were possibly over 100 years old - i.e. Can you help me determine the cause of the die-off and how I might stop this from killing the entire patch? My potted fern is dying! If your Staghorn looks wilted and on the verge of dying, there are a few techniques you can use to help perk it back up. Well, I have finally figured out how to keep ferns from turning brown and shedding! Reply. Too much nitrogen can cause tip burn on the roots and leaves if the plant becomes dry. The crazy fronds of the Boston fern bring life to summer porches and homes everywhere, instilling a little vigor to otherwise plain spaces. I have a patch of ferns that has been established in my yard for a number of years. Help! Every year, I buy ferns for our patio, then when it starts to get cold outside, I bring them in. They don’t like being brought inside for the winter, as most houses are very dry indoors in the winter because of the furnace. All of the original mature fronds have fallen off except for 2, and one of those is looking like it might fall off soon. Dying ferns. Ferns are relatively light feeders compared to many other foliage plants. I have been watering it sparingly. shelleykj. Infestation can lead to immediate death especially when it gets out of hand. With Thanks. I bought a Japanese Fern. They do well in gentle sunlight and high humidity. 13 years ago. They don’t like dry heat. Asked July 26, 2017, 5:13 PM EDT. I have a 15 watt full spectrum bulb and its on a timer for 6 hours. Young ferns have also died. The most common reasons include too little (or too much) sunlight, not enough water or allowing the soil to become too dry, low humidity, frequent overwatering, exposure to temperatures below 50 degrees or above 75 degrees, and pest infestation. Please help, as I love my tree fern. It grew three new leaves but the big leaf still continued to turn brown. Doing so can give new life to your plant. Are these conditions ideal for growth? Their fronds are very long and full. Now it really looks BAD. There are loads of new fronds being put up, but none of them get to … Now, my fern is sitting about 15ft in front of an Eastern facing window.