Blechnum moorei, Brazilian Tree Fern

Blechnum moorei

Brazilian Tree Fern
Family: Blechnaceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is one of the better known and more common species of Blechnum in warmer climates. It forms a small trunk. On some forms, the new fronds emerge a beautiful pinkish-red, making the fern very attractive.

Does not like excessive watering, but must not dry out, a free draining potting mix and a high amount of sunlight. This fern is tropical and is hardy to USDA Zone 9.

Close related spacies Blechnum moorei - Brazilian Tree Fern is a compact grower and makes a great house plant.

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