Re: Diseased Java Fern?
Jack and Chazz have problems with their Java ferns.
> Last week I noticed that my Java Fern was starting to turn brown. Since
> it's near the heater, at first I thought it had gotten burned by the
> heater. Upon closer examination I'm pretty sure it's diseased.
>I have the same thing happen all the time. Mine also develop
>adventitious baby plants as the parent leaf deteriorates. I can find no
>cause or cure.
I wonder which form of Java fern is affected here: the larger form or the
smaller one? How about any of the "new" varieties (windelov, tropica)? I am
also curious how old and how large the ferns are?
I have a 16 month old fern (large growth form with fronds >12") and a
rhizome that is branched heavily and, in total, 20" long. The only brown
fronds I see are the very old ones that are in the middle and don't get
much light at all.
Could the above problem be a function of the age of the fern?