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Posted 1M ago by @SoigneSainfoin

She's not happy πŸ₯Ί. What can I do? #happyplants #birdsnest...

She's not happy πŸ₯Ί. What can I do? #happyplants #birdsnestfern
6ft to light, indirect
13” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
It needs to be closer to a window. Although ferns don’t like light, 6 feet away from indirect light just isn’t enough.
@SoigneSainfoin leaving aside any issues of light and assuming good humidity as it is near a humidifier, if your fern is given too much or insufficient water, the leaf edges will brown.
Too much or too little water is not good for the plant. Because Birds Nest Ferns are technically a tropical plant, extra steps may be needed to maintain it.
It prefers wet soil but not waterlogged conditions so I would recommend deep watering it, surface watering may not be enough as the water might not be getting to the roots. Look to water roughly every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out halfway down between waterings. Avoid watering the centre of the plant or leaves as this can promote problems like fungus. You can check the moisture in the soil by using your finger as a probe or use a skewer.
I don’t think she looks that bad. Her leaves are still very green. What does the bird nest look like? I only water my bird nest fern when the soil is almost dry and I set her beside a south facing window. @SoigneSainfoin