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Didymochlaena truncatula (Tree Maidenhair)

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Plant description

didymochlaena truncatula tree maidenhair 2

didymochlaena truncatula tree maidenhair 1

Didymochlaena trunculata is a lovely fern from moist rainforest gullies, with long fronds of glossy green, and pink new leaves. It forms a short thick trunk like a mini tree fern.  A nice fern for shady places and great indoors. Keep the soil moist, and feed with a half strength fertiliser through the warm months. Grows to around a metre high and wide.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist.

Clay: moist.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Half strength liquid fertiliser.

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