Why is my indoor fern drooping?
The reason for drooping fern fronds is almost always watering. The only way to find out for sure it to stick your finger into the soil to check the moisture level. Ferns should not be allowed to dry out, so a fern that has been under-watered will often droop as the leaves lose moisture.
How often should Indoor ferns be watered?
You need to water your ferns whenever the top 3 inches of soil feel dry. This may be once a week, or may be every day.
How do you fix droopy leaves?
To fix the drooping, allow the medium to dry out overnight (completely) and use a thin stick (i.e., a skewer) to gently poke holes around the surface of the medium to help aerate—taking care not to damage any roots below.
What does an overwatered fern look like?
The first sign that a fern is overwatered is usually yellowing or wilted leaves. The weight of the pot is another indication that a fern needs water. If the soil is dry, the pot will feel very light. Hold off watering for a few days, then test the soil again.
How do you tell if fern is overwatered?
Over-watered ferns may drop their leaves or the foliage may yellow. You may notice a green, mossy growth on the top of the soil or gray fungi may form. Over-watering ferns poses the risk of root rot and other fungal diseases.
Is my fern over or under watered?
Determine which by feeling the leaf showing browning: if it feels crispy and light, it is underwatered. If it feels soft and limp, it is overwatered. Yellowing leaves: Usually accompanied by new growth falling, yellow leaves are an indication of overwatering.
Do ferns prefer sun or shade?
Ferns are a natural inhabitant of shady areas, most commonly found where they will get at least some sun during part of the day or where they will receive dappled sunlight most of the day. In fact most ferns will not grow that well in real dense shade, they need a bit of sun to grow their best.
Do ferns need a lot of sunlight?
Give ferns plenty of indirect light. Most ferns prefer indirect light, which means you should avoid placing them where sunlight will hit them. In direct sun, fern fronds can get burned, resulting in a dry, crispy plant.