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Old 07-01-2016, 09:02 AM
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Cool(need advice) maidenhair fern

I have a maidenhair fern that came close to perishing last summer in the southern heat. It now lives in house in a self watering wine bottle planter, and is doing very well with lots of new growth. What I need to know is should I pull out all the old dead growth, to make room for new growth or leave it alone? Thanks for any advice.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:43 PM
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Hiya bjbr, good to see you - hope you're having a great summer.

It sounds like your fern is making a good comeback, thanks to your vigilant intervention.
My potted maidenhair ferns suffer some foliar die-off each year - I only trim away the browned fronds and they respond quite well to that, with new fronds coming up all over the pot.
The only time that I might cut anything away from the root area is when I am doing a total re-potting - when the pot becomes over crowded, for example.

Hope that helps.
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