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Beginner Gardening Questions: Tree Fern

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rebbie7
Tweed Heads Sth NSW
Australia

September 20, 2012
9:06 PM

Post #9281688

We have a Tree Fern growing which i have been told has a double head is this ok or will we have to do something to it to help it grow taller Thank you .
rebbie7
Tweed Heads Sth NSW
Australia

September 21, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9282567

does anyone know if my tree fern which has a double head is going to grow ok thanks

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 22, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9282942

It will prob be just fine, is tree fern the only name you know for it?

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 22, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9282951

It seems to be that the height is created by the old fronds decaying, doubleheader and twisted is simply a variation that occurs as a norm for some plants- like the trunk of a palm is the old fronds that have died.
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

September 24, 2012
3:03 AM

Post #9284561

Tree Ferns are very slow growing and are so common in Australia that IF you look at the list of forum's on this site, you will find one for the Australian gardeners who will give you the very best instructions for this type of fern.
I grow them here in UK and can tell you that I need to wrap mine up in straw ect for winter.
I can tell you that you water these plants not at the base root area but, shower the water into the centre of the fronds, and also wet the hairy trunk,
We love witnessing the fronds (leaves) uncurl, they start off looking like large hairy caterpillars and then this beautiful green long leaf uncurls to show off.
I wish you well with your Tree fern and you have very many years watching it SLOWLY grow up to be an adult.
WeeNel.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9284656

WeeNel? I looked and saw no forum for TreeFerns nor region specific to Australia, do your lists look different than mine I wonder?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9284727

I don't think she said there was a tree fern forum. There is an Australian forum http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/oz/all/ (If you look through the forum list, there's a section labeled "international gardening forums" where you will find Australia & a few others)

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9284769

I found it, but not where I had originally searched, thanx ecrane
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

September 24, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #9284965

Thanks Ecrane, you never let us down, WeeNel.

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