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Australian tree fern

Cyathea australis

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Australian tree fern has dark green fronds that can reach 12 feet long. Its stem elongates into a trunk-like structure, giving the plant the appearance of a palm tree. Humidity is essential to growing this plant well. Use it as a specimen plant, in a container, or in a greenhouse.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsFeathery, large foliage.

CareProvide full sun and moist soil, or dappled shade and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. When grown indoors, provide bright filtered light and medium to high humidity. Mist plants on hot days, whether grown indoors or out.

PropagationSow fresh spores at 59-64°F.

ProblemsGenerally trouble-free.

  • Zones : 10, 11
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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