Kangaroo Fern, Wart Fern
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Kangaroo Fern, Tropical Plant, Easy to Maintain, Ferns are elegant and can add a touch of sophistication to your home or patio.
The Kangaroo Fern, also known as the Microsorum diversifolium, or Wart Fern is a popular landscape plant that belongs to the fern family. It gets its name from the unique shape of its fronds, which resemble the paw of a kangaroo.
Here are some key features of the Kangaroo Fern:
Appearance: The Kangaroo Fern has glossy, dark green fronds that are leathery in texture. The fronds are deeply lobed and have a wavy edge, giving them an attractive and distinct appearance.
Growth habit: This fern is a compact plant that typically grows up to 12 inches (30 cm) in height and spreads about the same width. It forms a dense clump of foliage, making it an ideal choice for hanging baskets or as a tabletop plant.
Care requirements: Kangaroo Ferns thrive in indirect light and prefer a well-draining potting mix. They require regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. It's important to avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. These ferns also appreciate occasional misting to increase humidity levels.
Suitable growing conditions: Kangaroo Ferns are native to Australia and New Zealand, where they grow as epiphytes on trees or rocks. They prefer warm and humid environments, making them well-suited for indoor cultivation.
Benefits: Apart from being visually appealing, Kangaroo Ferns are known for their air-purifying qualities. They can help remove toxins from the air and improve indoor air quality.
Remember to periodically check for pests like mealybugs or scale insects and promptly address any issues. Overall, the Kangaroo Fern is a beautiful and relatively low-maintenance houseplant that can add a touch of greenery to any indoor space.
Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
Grow Zones: 9-11 Outdoors
Light: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 3-4ft
Mature Width: 2-3ft
Growth form: Bush
Foliage Color: Green Foliage
Soil Conditions: Well drain organics mixes
Care & Maintenance
• Repotting and Fertilizing, Wait 4 weeks before repotting, allow the plant to settle in and acclimate to its new environment, Plants shipped by mail are in complete darkness for several days, it can be a stressful journey, Fertilize during Spring to Fall base on label instructions.
• Watering, allow the top inch of Soil to dry out, it may take 3-4 days, water slowly to allow the soil to moist evenly.
• Humidity, most Tropical plants can benefit from regular moisture, a humidifier or regular misting is recommended.
• Lighting, bright light, if outdoors place in indirect sun light under Shade.
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