Sad Fernie, please help!
Hello! I purchased this bird’s nest fern in early March and it has been on a steady decline since. It’s on a shelf that receives indirect light. In fears of over watering, I have watered it once every other week. This week I noticed that the soil was bone dry, so I watered it, only to see that it’s wilted even more! I’m considering moving the plant to my bathroom to give it some humidity. Can I save this plant? Any tips would be appreciated! Please help!
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    Pei oh no!! my guess is you have been underwatered it. And from my experience, it's really hard to save a birds nest fern when the soil is bone dry :(

    In general, you want to feel the soil before you water a plant. For BNF, they like the soil to stay consistently moist (not wet!) so you want to make sure the soil is at least 1 inch dry before you water again. And depending on where you put the plant, once every 7-10 days watering is the best.
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    Erin Are you able to stick your finger or an old chopstick deep into the soil to see how far down it's dry? Unfortunately Bird's Nest Ferns can droop when overwatered *and* when underwatered so it's hard to tell which could be the culprit here!
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      Rachel T. Thank you! It was just severely under watered from my fear of overwatering.
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        Rachel T. She has made a full recovering and has come back to life!
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          sonja beam I am having the same issue with mine! sounds like maybe I am underwatering as well! how long did it take to perk back up?
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            Rachel T. Hello Sonja! I think it took about a week for it start coming back to life! I water mine much more frequently now, maybe twice a week? But I always check the soil first to make sure it isn't moist about an inch in. It's quite the process, but the fern looks great now!
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          Pei yay so glad you are able to save it!!!