Japanese Fern help!!


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Hi,
I’ve had this plant for a little over 1 month. I water it 1x a week checking the soil to make sure it’s not too wet before watering (and I’m cautious not to water inside the crown) and I place it next to a humidifier about 1x a week for a few hours.

I noticed yesterday that some new growth and leaves closes to the crown were brown and when I lightly tugged on them they fell off.
I’m thinking root rot but am not sure what the best course of action should be?!
 

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How's the drainage in your pot?

I don't know this exact plant, but I had a similar issue with a baby bromeliad. I had to cut back a LOT on watering, more like once every 2-3 weeks (or when the leaves start to droop).

Also make sure that your water is filtered, doesn't have any excess elements (like copper or chlorine), and is room temperature. I fill jugs with tap cold well water at least a day or two in advance, so that all of the elements settle to the bottom and any carbon dioxide has time to fizzle out.
 
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It's a fern not a bromeliad two very different things and require different treatment. Like higher plants, such as bromeliads, ferns grow in many different types of habitat.
I don't know the specific type of fern you have, but I would ask the people I bought it from what it's requirements are or I wouuld find out it's proper (Latin or binomial) name and google it to find where it grows in it's native habitat and then do my best to give it those conditions.
Note standing water for any length of time will not cause elements in solution to settle to the bottom.
 

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