I purchased a healthy Dicksonia Fibrosa in the autumn and after reading
threads fortunately put in an outhouse and wrapped for the v cold
winter. It is still in tub and I lifted it outside last week and
unwrapped to find all 10 fronds are browning and have still not
unfurled. I've also noticed some white powder on the leaves - is this
some form of fungi?
I only sprayed the fern a couple of times during winter, should i have
watered more? Do i remove the fronds and should I plant in suitable
place to prosper (I've read they do indeed have roots)? I'm very
concerned I've terminally damaged a great tree fern..
Lesson 1. Never buy a tree fern in the autumn/winter. Get an expert to
overwinter it before it is established.
Lesson 2. Assuming yours is still alive, and there must be some doubt
about that, here's the definitive advice on how to look after Dicksonia
fibrosa, which is a slightly trickier fern to keep alive in Britain than
D antartica, but easier than anything called Cyathea.
'Home - The Fern House' (http://tinyurl.com/yytkvrz )
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