How do you cut back ferns?


To cut ferns back, prune away any dead or unsightly destroyed fronds from the fern anytime during the growing season from spring to fall. Do not chop low on the stem or you may unintentionally cut or damage the rhizome from where the frond grows. Wait until fall frosts and freezes turn your ferns' fronds gray or golden brown. Cut all frond stems to a height of 1 to 5 inches. Do not cut off young, shorter, attractive fronds that will grow more, focusing on cutting back the oldest, floppy or ratty-looking fronds.
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How to Cut Ferns Back
True ferns send fronds up from the center of the plant. The new fronds, known as fiddleheads, are tightly coiled as they emerge. Outdoors, old fronds turn brown in the winter and you need to remove them each year. Fronds on houseplant ferns live longer,... More »
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