Description for Tree Fern, Silver Lady Fern
This striking, dwarf tree fern called the Silver Lady (Blechnum Gibbum) has strong, bright green foliage in a lovely feathery shape. Blechnum gibbum is a small tree fern. Blechnum gibbum is a neat, symmetrical rosette of fronds up to 90cm (36 inch) long and 30cm (12 inch) wide.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Silver Lady Fern, Tree Fern||NA||NA||Height supplied is approx 45 cm||Very easy to grow|
Planting and care
Needs a nice light spot indoors out of the full sun but can stand in a shady spot outdoors too. Blechnum gibbum is growing as an understory plant in forested areas where thrive in filtered light and high humidity in moist fertile soils.
|Light Shade, Partial to Full Shade, Full Shade||Loamy soil||Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings||16 to 29 degrees C||Use any organic liquid fertilizer.|
Caring for Tree Fern
- The dwarf tree fern (Blechnum gibbum) is a real jungle plant and really does not like direct sunlight.
- Blechnum gibbum prefers moist air.
- Remove old, browning fronds by trimming off at their base.
Typical uses of Tree Fern
Special features: The older it gets the more of a trunk it will grow, making it a real tree fern.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Used for decorations in homes, shops and offices. Good to keep inside homes and terraces.
Medicinal use: NA