[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]
[Soft Tree Fern]

DOOGLE [Soft Tree Fern]

Dicksonia antarctica

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Originating from the land down under, Doogle's lush green fronds unfold in a soft display of greenery. Place him in a large container for a statement indoor or outdoor plant in the shade. This is one of the easiest Tree Ferns to keep happy, and it withstands temperatures below freezing, hence it's name 'Dicksonia Antarctica'. A perfect fern for beginners, mate.

Plant comes in a nursery pot, decorative pots sold separately.


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Caring for Doogle

Light

Tree ferns prefer bright light and do enjoy some direct morning sun, but rather keep smaller ones in filtered light indoors or in light shade outdoors, exposing them to more sun gradually if desired. If the tips of the fronds are going brown, it could be burning from the sun. Beware of extermely hot patios/balconies. Keep it away from scorching dry heat.

Water & humidity

Water regularly keeping the soil moist. Doogle is more tolerant of drier conditions than most ferns & can handle a few days with the top few centimetres of its soil drying out, but don't let it go dry too long. If the new emerging fronds from the centre look brown/brittle it needs more water & humidity.

Feeding

Large Tree Ferns can be heavy feeders. Use an organic fertiliser monthly.

Re-potting

Every two years or when the plant starts to look cramped. Normal potting soil is fine.

Atrium Top Tip

Tree ferns absorb water through the ginger brown hairs covering their stems, so it’s a good idea when watering to ensure the water splashes over the stem.

Quirky plant fact

Tree ferns are the world’s largest ferns, growing up to 20 metres tall in their native habitat. But local hybrids are much smaller and won’t be bursting through your roof any time soon. Just give them enough space to unfurl in a perfect arabesque.