Boston Fern question

Hi folks. I have a rather large Boston Fern on my front porch in a 16" pot, and no room to put it in the ground. Also don't really have room to put it in a bigger pot. This thing is growing like crazy and would like to know if there is a proper way to trim one of these back without damaging it? Thanks for your help.
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Paul - take the whole plant out of the pot and put it on the ground on some newspaper (so you don't make a mess). Next take a large sharp knife and just cut the plant into quarters (half and then half again). Cut right through the root ball. Put each piece in a new pot with some fresh potting soil and water heavily. We do this in landscape all the time with ferns. We buy 3 gallon plants and cut them either in half or in quarters.
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You can divide it in half. Take it out of the pot, slice it down the middle with a machete, and pot up the two halves. Keep it out of any direct sun for several days to recover.
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Thanks folks. Wondering what the roots are like on this big guy? If there is a big ball, can the roots be cut shorter and allowed to grow again? Thanks again.
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