Blechnum gibbum, Dwarf Tree Fern, Silver Lady Fern

Blechnum gibbum

Dwarf Tree Fern, Silver Lady Fern
Family: Blechnaceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Native to the South Pacific and warm parts of South America, this plant is a popular choice for brightening up shaded outdoor areas. Blechnum gibbum (Dwarf Tree Fern) thrives in a semi-shady position and will reach a height of between 2 and 5 feet tall. Its ornamental foliage is a popular choice for interior landscaping and as a result is widely cultivated and sold.

This is an easy-care fern and will succeed in a wide variety of soils so long as it is kept in a moist, humid environment. Water regularly to keep the soil moist and mist the foliage regularly. It will also benefit from a regular application of liquid fertilizer to its soil.

Grown in USDA Zone 9-11, this fern can be grown in colder regions as long as it is kept in a pot and overwintered in an area that is cool and out of direct sunlight. During the winter months, it is best to water sparingly and mist regularly to ensure that the soil does not dry out. This will help Blechnum gibbum to survive the cooler temperatures and stay healthy.

To keep this fern looking its best, prune away any dead or yellowing leaves. This will help the plant to stay lush and will promote new growth.

Overall, Blechnum gibbum is a small but hardy fern and an ideal choice for an ornamental indoor or outdoor garden. With adequate care and attention, you can be sure that this fern will stay looking its best for many years to come.

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