Dicksonia Antarctica

R89.95

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Dicksonia Antarctica

  • Tasmanian tree fern
  • Beautiful leathery fern foliage
  • Ideal for shade gardens

Description

Dicksonia Antarctica

The “trunk” of this fern is merely the decaying remains of earlier growth of the plant and forms a medium through which the roots grow. The trunk is usually solitary, without runners, but may produce offsets. They can be cut down and, if they are kept moist, the top portions can be replanted and will form new roots. The stump, however, will not regenerate since it is dead organic matter. In nature, the fibrous trunks are hosts for a range of epiphytic plants including other ferns and mosses.

The fern grows at 3.5 to 5 cm per year and produces spores at the age of about 20 years.

How to prepare soil for planting