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Dicksonia Antartica Tree Fern - Potted 20cm

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Item number MQF6K

Tree Ferns were a firm plant hunter's favourite from Victorian times, a symbol of wealth and travel experiences to Australia.

They have maintained this sense of mystique ever since. Now you too can grow these surprisingly easy, exotic-looking plants at home. Harvested under strict license from woodland clearance in Australia and Tasmania, these astonishing plants really will delight and amaze.

They grow under the woodland canopy, in the shade, so grow them here in a sheltered spot too. When you water them via the top crown, they will burst back into life, like it's the new rainy season. Because they grow in leaf canopies, most of their food comes from leaves falling into their giant shuttlecock like fronds, funnelling the goodness into the growing crown. Feed and water this crown - rainwater is best if you can collect it.

Even at this size of log, new fronds of 1M in length will unfurl spectacularly within a month or so of watering. The plant is hardy in winter, although the fronds will die back. Cutting these off when they die back is what creates the new trunk, which slowly inches up over many, many years. Keep the crown protected in winter with a layer of straw to keep cold and wet out.

When you get it home, plant it in a big pot, or in the garden soil. It takes almost 2 years to root in, so do not be alarmed by this slow growing beauty.
  • Delivered As: Plant
  • Max Height (in cm): 400
  • Max Spread (in cm): 400
  • Planting Period: Jan - Dec
  • Planting Position: Shady
  • Potted: N
  • Rare and exotic - a real eye-catcher for any home garden!
  • Hardy in the Uk, these amazing specimens have been sought after by plant collectors for decades.
  • Fabulous garden impact, their huge fronds will reach up to 3ft long this year.
  • Great for shady spots, underneath larger trees where little else will flourish.