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Austral Gem Birds Nest Fern
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- Attractive foliage
- Can be grown as houseplant
- Originated in Australia
Weight: 3 lbs
Container Size: 1 gallon
About This Plant
Up to 20 inches
UP to 24 inches
Foundation, Patio & Containers, Firescaping
Compact form, easy care, gift plant, year-round interest
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionFeed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
Effort of Care
Organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained
Thrives in warm, bright shade.
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Disease and Pests
Blight, Root Rot, Leaf Tip Burn
USDA Hardiness Zone