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Austral Gem Birds Nest Fern

Asplenium 'Austral Gem'
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POS ID: 152940
A new, unique fern with thick and glossy dark green foliage held on strong, feathery fronds. Durable, handsome, and highly adaptable to low humidity, this sterile variety does not develop messy spores, making it an ideal houseplant in any climate. Perfect for planting in shady outdoor areas in warmer zones. Evergreen.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Attractive foliage
  • Can be grown as houseplant
  • Originated in Australia

Details

A new, unique fern with thick and glossy dark green foliage held on strong, feathery fronds. Durable, handsome, and highly adaptable to low humidity, this sterile variety does not develop messy spores, making it an ideal houseplant in any climate. Perfect for planting in shady outdoor areas in warmer zones. Evergreen.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Non-flowering

Mature Height

Up to 20 inches

Mature Width

UP to 24 inches

Landscape Uses

Foundation, Patio & Containers, Firescaping

Features

Compact form, easy care, gift plant, year-round interest

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If 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 Description
Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Thrives in warm, bright shade.

Water Needs

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Disease and Pests

Blight, Root Rot, Leaf Tip Burn

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

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