Soft Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica)

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Botanical names:
Dicksonia antarctica Accepted
Balantium antarcticum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 30 - 45 feet
Plant Spread: 8 - 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Fire Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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My Tree Ferns, or Dicksonia AntarcticaMy Tree Ferns, or Dicksonia Antarctica
May 12, 2010

These beautiful plants have been found as fossils over 150 million years old. Like a lot of plants, they are suffering from deforestation and are taken from the wild as the loggers can sell them. Unfortunately they are expensive and have become a sort of status symbol for some.

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