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Umbrella Fern

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EXCLUSIVE! Our own scientific breakthrough. Luscious soft ferny lime-green foliage - use indoors as a centrepiece, perfect in a bonsai pot, in a humid bathroom environment.

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Umbrella Fern Sticherus flabellatus

DESCRIPTION: Large growing fern with distinctly frilled leathery foliage, each frond may reach between 1-2 metres on mature plants.
USE IN: Shaded tropical garden settings or for creating depth using layers in under planting. Suited to containers and indoor gardens. Note: Ferns spread by growing horizontally through the soil by their underground stems (or rhizomes).
PLANTING: Plant carefully ensuring young growing tips are in the direction you want fern to spread. Plant just below soil surface. Ensure the growing medium is well drained to avoid wet feet. Remove old fronds to keep plants looking fresh and avoid disease. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks.
CARE: Protect from frost and keep moist during dry periods. Ferns thrive in humid conditions. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring and a liquid based fertiliser every 4 weeks during the warmer months, take care to dilute your solution to half the recommended dose to avoid burn. Re-pot container plants only if they are outgrowing their pots. Shallow bonsai style pots are best suited to the creeping growth pattern of this fern. Position growing tips in direction you want fern to spread.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  .5 - 1.5 m H x up to 3 m W. Depends on growing conditions.
PLEASE NOTE: These plants are sold as rhizomes, each plant will be approximately 10 - 15 cm in height and will be enclosed in foil for protection during shipping. See image attached

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