This species is native to Australia and New Guinea, and is a small tree growing to 10-20 ft. Dictyoneura obtusa can tolerate a range of soil compositions, but prefers moist, well-drained soils. It thrives best in full sun to partial shade, and needs regular watering to stay healthy. It is suitable for growing in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.
Planting Dictyoneura obtusa is relatively easy and straightforward. The tree should be planted in the spring, before the heat of the summer intensifies. The best way to ensure the tree gets off to a good start is to dig a hole twice as wide as the tree's root ball, and just as deep. Place the tree in the hole and fill with soil, before patting down firmly. Water the tree thoroughly.
Caring for Dictyoneura obtusa is relatively simple. Water the tree regularly, as it prefers moist soils and does not like to dry out. Pruning may be necessary to control its size and shape, but otherwise, no special treatment or fertilizing is required to keep it healthy.
For those growing Dictyoneura obtusa in colder climates, it is best to plant in a pot and bring inside during the winter months. The tree should be placed in a sunny spot, preferably somewhere with a south-facing window. Water regularly, and fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer. Prune to keep the desired size and shape, but don't overdo it. During the warm months, the tree can be taken outdoors to enjoy the fresh air.