Fern fronds frizzling!


I believe that I have an Ostrich Fern. It is lovely but just recently the tips have started to dry out / shrivel. Can you suggest why this might happen?


Dear Gardener, thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners.

What you have noticed is a very normal process that affects Ostrich Ferns at this time of year. They are water stressed. If you water them, they will recover and go on to give you lovely green colour for the rest of the growing season.