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Bird's Nest Fern Drooping & Yellow

3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago


More recent photo (more drooping):

> The species or common name of your plant.

> How long you have had the plant and how long it has been sick.

  • Had the plant for about a month. When it first came it had some yellow leaves right away. We trimmed them away & it seemed to stop. It maybe had a leaf or two that was slightly yellow. But in the last week, three leaves turned yellow & started dropping overnight.

> Any insects that appear to be colonizing your plant. If you don't know what the bug is, /r/whatsthisbug can help you identify it.

  • A couple weeks ago we developed a fungus gnat situation. We sprinkled diatomaceous earth on the top of the soil, which seems to have wiped them out (haven't seen any in a while).

> If your plant has been recently re-potted, transplanted, fertilized, or moved to a new location.

  • It's been in the same pot & same location since it arrived.

> What kind of soil the plant is in, especially if it is in a pot.

  • Unsure - all the website says is "It comes potted in our soil mix to increase plant health, longevity, and growth."
  • Maybe it's this? "Ingredients: compost, pine bark, coir, worm castings, perlite."

> How often you are watering your plant and how you are watering it (top/bottom/drench method, with tap water, with fertilizer, etc).

  • At first we watered it about once a week. But then we read the yellowing may have been due to overwatering. So we didn't water it for a while and let the soil really dry out. We then watered it again, and soon after that (I think the next day), the yellow leaves appeared.

> Light exposure to your plant (full, partial, shade, indoors, artificial lighting, etc).

  • It's in our kitchen away from direct sunlight from the windows, but we have our windows open all day and get a lot of natural light within the apartment.

> If your plant is in a pot: indicate the size and type of pot, if the pot has drainage holes or not, and when your plant was last re-potted.

  • 5.5" H x 7" W
  • "The Prospect Planter does not have a drainage hole. It has a layer of porous lava rocks lining the bottom to ensure proper drainage."

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