plant-kun
 
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  • Bird's Nest Fern Drooping & Yellow
    <img><img><br>Pictures:<br><a href="https://i.imgur.com/0skTBDw.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" title="Link: https://i.imgur.com/0skTBDw.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/0skTBDw.jpg</a><img><br><a href="https://i.imgur.com/1ZsvYRC.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" title="Link: https://i.imgur.com/1ZsvYRC.jpg">ht<b></b>tps://i.imgur.com/1ZsvYRC.jpg</a><br><a href="https://i.imgur.com/aEE6Ye6.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" title="Link: https://i.imgur.com/aEE6Ye6.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/aEE6Ye6.jpg</a><br><img><img><img><br>> The species or common name of your plant.<br><ul class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651"><li class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651"><a href="https://www.thesill.com/products/birds-nest-fern-medium-7-prospect-planter?variant=pale-grey" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" title="Link: https://www.thesill.com/products/birds-nest-fern-medium-7-prospect-planter?variant=pale-grey">Birds Nest Fern</a></li></ul>> How long you have had the plant and how long it has been sick.<br><ul class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651"><li class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651">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.</li></ul><span>> Any insects that appear to be colonizing your plant. If you don't know what the bug is, <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbug" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">/r/whatsthisbug</a> can help you identify it.</span><br><ul class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651"><li class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651">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).</li></ul>> If your plant has been recently re-potted, transplanted, fertilized, or moved to a new location.<br><ul class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651"><li class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651">It's been in the same pot & same location since it arrived.</li></ul>> What kind of soil the plant is in, especially if it is in a pot.<br><ul><li>Unsure - all the website says is "It comes potted in our soil mix to increase plant health, longevity, and growth."</li><li><span><a href="https://www.thesill.com/products/potting-mix-plants" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" title="Link: https://www.thesill.com/products/potting-mix-plants">Maybe it's this?</a> "Ingredients: compost, pine bark, coir, worm castings, perlite."</span></li></ul>> How often you are watering your plant and how you are watering it (top/bottom/drench method, with tap water, with fertilizer, etc).<br><ul class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651"><li class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651">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.</li></ul>> Light exposure to your plant (full, partial, shade, indoors, artificial lighting, etc).<br><ul class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651"><li class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651">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.</li></ul>> 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.<br><ul class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651 _wysihtml5-temp-1556926251226"><li class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651">5.5" H x 7" W</li><li class=" _wysihtml5-temp-1556926250651 _wysihtml5-temp-1556926251226"><span>"The Prospect Planter does not have a drainage hole. It has a layer of porous lava rocks lining the bottom to ensure proper drainage."</span></li></ul>
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      Pei It sounded like it was overwater because of the yellow leaves and fungus gnats. I’d take the whole plant out to carefully examine the root system. In addition, I’d trim away all the yellow leaves!
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      plant-kun I've attached a more recent photo of it. It's gotten a bit worse & more drooping since I tried watering it the other day.
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