Do you cut back Boston ferns for winter?
Ferns do not need to be cut back for the winter unless you are bringing a potted fern indoors to grow during the cold weather season. Your fern has most likely grown fairly large during the summer. It is a good idea to cut back the plant before you bring it indoors.
How do you make a Boston fern bushy?
Pruning. Boston fern responds well to drastic pruning, as this practice encourages bushy growth and can correct issues of legginess. The best time to prune an indoor plant is when you’re ready to repot it. Simply remove all browning leaves and clip back leafless runners.
Can you trim ferns in the fall?
If a fern is deciduous, meaning it’s foliage dies back to the ground when cooler temperatures arrive in late fall or winter, pruning is very straightforward. When a frond has died back completely to the ground, simply use a pair of scissors or sharp pruners to snip off the dead fronds.