Australian Tree Fern
Filtered sun, Partial sun
Water often to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
|Botanical Pronunciation||al-SOFF-il-uh os-TRAY-liss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. spread.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Tree ferns are excellent for shaded nooks and under the canopies of larger shade trees. They add a decidedly lush exotic character to any space, be it under eaves or in atriums. Give them plenty of room overhead and combine with large-leafed foliage plants and very fiery colored exotic flowers.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Houseplant, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water often to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.|
|Key Feature||Stunning Tropical Specimen|
Thrives in warm, humid environments with humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil and dappled shade. Protect from harsh afternoon sun exposures in very hot regions. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep the root zone cool and conserve moisture. Feed lightly, periodically throughout the year.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10 - 11