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Zephyr wrote at 2013-12-19 20:24:09
It's been my experience with maidenhair ferns that they have zero tolerance for dry soil. If they dry out even once, the whole plant turns crispy.  The good news is that it may have just gone dormant and if you cut off all the crispy leaves and keep it watered, it may come back from the roots.  Just be patient and see.

Next time, stay on top of the watering!  

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