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Austral Gem™ Bird's Nest Fern

Asplenium hybrid 'Austral Gem'

Pronunciation: as-PLEE-nee-um dy-MOR-fum dif-FOR-mee
SKU #03301

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Description A new, unique fern with thick and glossy dark green foliage held on strong, feathery fronds. Durable, handsome, and highly adaptable to low humidity, this sterile variety does not develop messy spores, making it an ideal houseplant in any climate. Perfect for planting in shady outdoor areas in warmer zones. Evergreen.
Light Full shade
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms foliage clumps 20 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas Plant in a wooded garden or shady bed. Great indoors or out in a container planting or grow solo and add the glossy, green fronds to cut flower arrangements.
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Stromanthe (Stromanthe); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Bush Lily (Clivia); Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra)
Care Provide organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Thrives in warm, bright shade. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

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