SCALY TREE FERN Cyathea cooperi sphaeropteris
A large and fast-growing tree fern, one of the most popular tree ferns! Hardy in zones 9-11, or use indoors or on patio seasonally.
The 'seeds' of this fern are actually very tiny spores. Please handle cautiously as they are very tiny! We have heard great results regarding the germination.
Spores per pack: 5-10
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 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.