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Cyathea dealbata, Alsophila
SILVER TREE FERN

SKU: 1260-020
Regular price 8.99
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 Alsophila dealbata, synonym Cyathea dealbata, commonly known as the silver fern or silver tree-fern, is a species of medium-sized tree fern, endemic to New Zealand. The fern is usually recognisable by the silver-white colour of the under-surface of mature fronds. It is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealanders themselves.

This fern is known to grow to heights of 10 metres (33 ft) or more. The crown is dense, and mature fronds tend to be about 4 metres (13 ft) long and have a silver-white colouration on the undersides. This distinctive silver colouration has made them useful for laying along tracks for night walking.

The fern is known to grow well in well-drained humus, and once established, it will tolerate drier conditions. It does best when sheltered from winds and should be protected from frost.

The fern has become one of the most widely recognized symbols of New Zealand, it is not an official national symbol.

Spores per pack: 20 spores (extremely tiny)

Germination: Start these seeds indoors right away for best germination rates. Soak a seed-start mix with boiling water to kill parasites. Allow to drain and cool for about an hour. Tap the spores onto the surface of the growing mix. Cover the pots with plastic, or place in a clear plastic bag. Place in a well lit window or under grow lights, but not in direct sunlight. Water from a bottom tray as to not disturb the spores. Keep at 20-22 °C, 68-72 °F.  The ferns will start to germinate in a few weeks, though could take a few months to form little plants. Patience is required, though they are well worth the wait!

Cyathea dealbata, Alsophila
SILVER TREE FERN

SKU: 1260-020
Regular price 8.99
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Description

 Alsophila dealbata, synonym Cyathea dealbata, commonly known as the silver fern or silver tree-fern, is a species of medium-sized tree fern, endemic to New Zealand. The fern is usually recognisable by the silver-white colour of the under-surface of mature fronds. It is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealanders themselves.

This fern is known to grow to heights of 10 metres (33 ft) or more. The crown is dense, and mature fronds tend to be about 4 metres (13 ft) long and have a silver-white colouration on the undersides. This distinctive silver colouration has made them useful for laying along tracks for night walking.

The fern is known to grow well in well-drained humus, and once established, it will tolerate drier conditions. It does best when sheltered from winds and should be protected from frost.

The fern has become one of the most widely recognized symbols of New Zealand, it is not an official national symbol.

Spores per pack: 20 spores (extremely tiny)

Germination: Start these seeds indoors right away for best germination rates. Soak a seed-start mix with boiling water to kill parasites. Allow to drain and cool for about an hour. Tap the spores onto the surface of the growing mix. Cover the pots with plastic, or place in a clear plastic bag. Place in a well lit window or under grow lights, but not in direct sunlight. Water from a bottom tray as to not disturb the spores. Keep at 20-22 °C, 68-72 °F.  The ferns will start to germinate in a few weeks, though could take a few months to form little plants. Patience is required, though they are well worth the wait!