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Dicksonia antarctica, Soft Tree Fern, Man Fern

Dicksonia antarctica

Soft Tree Fern, Man Fern
Family: Dicksoniaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dicksonia are evergreen tree ferns, but may be deciduous in cold areas, with a stout erect, trunk-like rhizome clothed in fibrous roots, and bearing a rosette of large, pinnately divided fronds. Dicksonia antarctica grows at 3.5 to 5 cm per year and produces spores at the age of about 20 years.

The genus Dicksonia is closely allied to Cyathea



Dicksonia antarctica, Soft Tree Fern, Man Fern


Link to this plant:
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