Microsorum Diversifolium "Kangaroo Fern" on lava rock

Latin name

Microsorum diversifolium

Pronounciation

(“my-cro-SOR-um die-vers-if-FO-lee-um”)

Common name

Microsorum diversifolium

Origin

Eastern Australia and New Zealand

How easy is it care for?

The Kangaroo Fern is a small fern that propagates from long rhizomes (creeping stems) and is also known as Microsorum diversifolium. The foliage consists of simple fronds, 5cm – 20cm in length that are sometimes divided into two or three long lobes and have a leathery texture and dark green colour. The name Microsorum relates to the small spore cases (sori) that form on the undersides of the fronds. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant

Light

Low to medium light.

Watering

The growing medium should be kept moist at all times. Mist the foliage with tepid water and keep the lava rock substrate damp

Pruning

Remove dead or dying foliage by cutting the affected fronds back to the base. Ferns cannot be pruned for shaping purposes

Feeding

A very weak solution of fertilizer can occasionally be added to the water when watering the plant

Pest & Diseases

Generally pest free. Mealybugs might be a rare pest, and these can be removed by cleaning the foliage with a damp cloth or paper towel

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Mill Road,
Henham,
CM22 6AA

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