How to Revive a Dying Fern


We often use ferns to decorate our houses. They add extraordinary beauty to the environment and enhances the quality of the surrounding. Besides embellishing the area, the fern is also useful for various other purposes. It contains many valuable ingredients that can be used for the betterment of the human body. The edible ferns have a considerable amount of vitamins. More specifically, vitamin A and vitamin C. Both of these are highly beneficial for the growth of the body and skin. Besides, other chemicals are dissolved in fern, which is also advantageous for us.

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Fern contains an adequate amount of calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. This reduces the cholesterol inside the human body, and sodium, which we obtain from a fern, is also beneficial for bone development. So keeping the ferns that are grown in our house in a proper shape is essential. But sometimes, due to lack of care and other natural reasons, ferns lose their vitality and dies. In such cases, we should take immediate steps to revive them. For this reason, today, we will discuss a straightforward procedure that will let you restore dying fern and make them healthy again.


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Step One

There can be many reasons that can affect the health of the fern. But all of them cannot be determined by us. This requires professional expertise to select all the valid causes. So we would like to offer you some advice that will help revive the fern’s health. The main reason for your fern to get affected is the environment in which it is placed. More precisely, the pot. Sometimes the soil in the pot can be contaminated by insects, so the quality degrades. So our first step will be changing the pot of the fern and provide a new one.

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Step Two

For removing the pot, you need to soften the core of the plant. Usually, the soil inside the pot becomes dry hard due to exposure to sun and air. For this reason, you have to make the soil moist so that the roots of the fern does not get torn. And eventually, you can easily take out the plant at once. So you have to start watering the plant. You should fill the soil with water and then keep it for about an hour. But it would help if you remembered that the water should not submerge the fern. This can be harmful to the fronds. After the stipulated time is over, you have to go for the next step.

Step Three

Now you have to detach the soil from the pot. Submerging the pot with water will make the earth dissolved, and now you have to take a piece of stick and then tap surrounding the pot. This will detach the soil attached to the pot, and finally, you can quickly grab the entire fern out of the pot. You can also use a knife and start detaching the soil from the inside of the pot. Now you have to place the fern in another bucket. This will help trim the fern. After the trimming process is finished, we will put the fern in a new pot and add soil and water.

Step Four

After you have placed the fern in the bucket, you have to start marking the fronds. The feature of a dying fern is, all the fronds will not get damaged. Some of them will be in good shape. So you have to mark the damaged ones, and then you have to trim them. For cutting the ferns, you need to follow a specific rule. After marking them, you have to remove all the dead fronds. And for the dying fronds, you have to trim them to two inches. In this manner, the fern’s infection will not be spread, and the fern’s regeneration process will begin instantly.

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Step Five

After you have eliminated the fronds, you have to look for the roots. When the fern does not get proper nutrition, the roots start to get matted. And some of them also die due to a lack of the right nutrients from the soil. This happens when the soil gets contaminated. We have already discussed this issue. Now you have to check the roots and mark the matted roots. And then you have to trim the dead roots. You have to tease out the matted roots and keep the healthy ones. These healthy roots will enhance the fern’s vitality, and the effect of contaminated soil will be relieved.

Step Six

By this time, your fern is almost free from threats, and now you have to place it on a separate pot. For this case, you have to take the pot and place a wire mesh at the bottom of the pot. The wire mesh keeps the soil firm, and the roots also get quickly diverged inside the soil. Now you have to pour well-drained organic soil into the pot. You must check the soil quality and make it free of unwanted elements. Now you have to water the compost. You have to add an adequate amount of water to make it moist, but the soil should not get soggy. So you should dry the soil and then water again.

Step Seven

After the soil is prepared, you have to place the fern in the soil. You have to lift the fern from the bucket and put it gently in the middle of the pot. Then you have to some potting mix ad fill-up the void around the fern. Next, you have to make the compost firm. For this, you can use a spatula or your thumb. You have to press gently around the periphery and then move towards the center of the pot. In this manner, the fern will get settled in the pot. Then you have to water the fern, and lastly, you have to place the fern in a windowsill facing north, in case of direct sunlight.

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In conclusion, we hope that the process we have exhibited here to revive the dying fern will be highly advantageous for you. You should maintain the steps chronologically and take out all the dead fronds and roots properly. This will make your fern healthy, and you can also beautify your house with it. Thank you for your time. Have a nice day.

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