Blechnum Gibbum "Miniature Tree Fern"

Latin name

Blechnum gibbum ‘Silver Lady’

Pronounciation

N/A

Common name

Dwarf tree fern

Origin

New Caledonia, Vanuatu

How easy is it care for?

Our Miniature Tree Fern, or Blechnum gibbum ‘Silver Lady’, is an elegant fern with attractive feathery fronds that in mature specimens resemble a shuttlecock as they radiate from the centre of the plant. It is a robust species that is quite tolerant of dry atmosphere compared with other indoor fern species. When mature, the ferns start to form a black, scaly trunk that can eventually reach a height of 90cm. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant

Light

Low to medium light. Avoid direct sunlight

Watering

Keep the soil moist, but not wet, and if possible, water with rainwater.

Pruning

Like all ferns, this species cannot be pruned. Dead fronds should be cut back to the base of the plant with a sharp knife

Feeding

A very weak solution of dilute fertilizer can be added to the water at every watering

Pest & Diseases

Keep a lookout for mealybugs, which, if found should be physically removed

Mill Pond Nurseries,
Mill Road,
Henham,
CM22 6AA

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