Microsorum Crocodyllus - crocodile fernBack in stock: NOW
More like snakeskin - or craquelure porcelain - than the tough hide of a saltie, the allover mosaic markings on these bright native ferns are unique and very attractive. One for tropical gardens; and indoors where it will appreciate a shady spot and regular misting (bathrooms are ideal)
Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus' - crocodile fernAPPEARANCE : Large native fern; long vibrant apple-green leaves with a snakeskin-like mosaic marking all over
USE FOR : Underplanting in tropical shade gardens, in the forks of trees, wall crevices and rock cracks; as a houseplant while young.
PLANTING : Plant in free draining soil in a shaded sheltered frost-free location. Mulch after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes.
CARE : Keep moist during dry periods; reduce water in the winter. Ferns thrive in humid conditions and are happier to have wet leaves than wet roots. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring and a half-strength diluted liquid fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the warmer months. Re-pot container plants if they are outgrowing their pots. Protect from frost.
HEIGHT & WIDTH : 1.5m H x 1.5m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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