MINIATURE TREE FERN Blechnum obtusatum
The Mini Tree Fern is one of the most beautiful tree ferns! The leaves are glossy, and firm, with a reddish appearance when young. They are fairly easy to grow, and grow mainly on land or grow on rocks. They form stolons, and like a moist location.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 12-16", 30-40 cm
Hardiness zones: Unknown. Possibly zone 6 and warmer. If you grow them let us know!
Seeds per pack: 5 spores (very tiny)
Germination: It is important to use a sterile seed-start mix, or sterile a mix with boiling water, before planting. Use a pot with holes so water can drain. When cool, sow spores on the surface of the mix. Watering should be done from the base only (from a bottom tray), as watering from the surface will bury the seeds and they cannot grow. Cover the pot with clear plastic, and keep in a well lit location as light is required for germination. Do not place in direct sun. The ferns can take weeks or months to germinate.