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Cyathea australis

Australian tree fern

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Features

  • Height1m to 4m
  • Spread2m to 6m
  • Growth HabitUpright palm-like
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Cyathea australis (Australian tree fern). A fern-tree with lanceolate frond-like leaves. Native to Australia.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree or Fern

Other common names

Rough tree fern

Origin

E.Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 10-13C and will need a humid atmosphere, with sun or partial shade and humus-rich, moisture-retentive but well drained soil. Water the potted plants freely in the summer or moderately at other times.

Propagation

You can propagate by spores in the spring.

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