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Kangaroo Paw Fern in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Microsorum diversifolium

 

Kangaroo Paw Fern

Kangaroo Paw Fern is an epiphytic, evergreen fern native to Australia and and some parts of New Zealand. It has oddly shaped leathery fronds that vary in size, and are oddly shaped. It is rhizomatous. Unless in a warm climate area, this fern is suitable for growing indoors. Keep the plant in medium to bright indirect light, in warnth, and, preferably high humidity - although the plant will thrive with less humidity. Keep in the shade when the plant is outdoors

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plant Features
  • Kangaroo Paw Fern likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Kangaroo Paw Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Kangaroo Paw Fern is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Kangaroo Paw Fern likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Kangaroo Paw Fern

Latin name

Microsorum diversifolium

type

rhizomatous fern

family

Polypodiaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Kangaroo Paw Fern likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Kangaroo Paw Fern is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Kangaroo Paw Fern likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Kangaroo Paw Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Kangaroo Paw Fern is 0.90meters x 0.30meters 0.90 M 0.30 M

Microsorum diversifolium

Kangaroo Paw Fern is an epiphytic, evergreen fern native to Australia and and some parts of New Zealand. It has oddly shaped leathery fronds that vary in size, and are oddly shaped. It is rhizomatous. Unless in a warm climate area, this fern is suitable for growing indoors. Keep the plant in medium to bright indirect light, in warnth, and, preferably high humidity - although the plant will thrive with less humidity. Keep in the shade when the plant is outdoors


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Unless you are in a warm climate area this plant will need to be grown indoors. It requires free-draining compost, - half potting soil and half peat moss is ideal -.and the plant needs to be kept in bright, indirect light. Ferns like high humidity, but a Kangaroo Paw Fern will still do well if the humidity is not very high

 

Propagating by division

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Divide the rhizomes, by digging the plant up, r removing it from the pot, and cutting the rhizome apart with a good, sharp, sterile knife. Each new plant needs several healthy fronds and rhizomes. Re-pot the divisions immediately, and water them sufficiently to keep them lightly moist. Once new roots have formed and a couple of new fronds are visible, resume normal level of watering

 
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