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I recently bought a fern. The seller did not undersand english so i could not get specifications. But its lower branches are drooping. I water it onve daily. Please give me an advice.

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Hi Vartika,

Your plant is a Norfolk Island Pine, an evergreen tree. It is NOT a Fern nor even a close relative to any Ferns.

The pot is a bit larger than it should be so you will have to be careful not to over water it.

This plant should be kept inside very close to a sunny uncovered window. Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry before watering enough so that a little water trickles through the drain hole. Keep temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees F. It is normal for older branches to fall off as new ones are added on top.

I have written a detailed article on Norfolk Island Pine care that I will email for free to you (or anyone else) who emails a request to me at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com. I have also written an indoor plant care book in a PDF format that I can sell you if you contact me at my email address.

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