The Kangaroo Paw Fern

We have the Kangaroo Paw Fern (Microsorum diversifolium) growing in a hanging basket in the front of our home. It is always green and thriving, despite growing in full sunlight. Kangaroo Paw Fern (Microsorum diversifolium)Our hanging basket is lined with coir (i.e. fibre from coconut husks) and contains potting soil; the fern seems to like it. Kangaroo Paw Fern (Microsorum diversifolium)This plant is a native of Australia, and it is called the Kangaroo Paw Fern because of its peculiar shaped leaves.

The Kangaroo Paw Fern is a popular fern as it needs less water and light than other ferns. The plant can be grown indoors and outdoors, and it grows best in partial shade, away from direct sunlight. The potting soil should always be kept moist, and I read that it is beneficial to fertilize the plant in Spring. Kangaroo Paw Fern (Microsorum diversifolium) One feature I like about this fern is its spores. The top side of each leaf of the Kangaroo Paw Fern show bumps from spores on the reverse side. Kangaroo Paw Fern (Microsorum diversifolium)Kangaroo Paw Fern (Microsorum diversifolium)The Kangaroo Paw Fern can grow to heights of 3 feet and may be planted as a ground cover, and grown in flower pots or hanging baskets. I understand that they may also be used in floral arrangements. Kangaroo Paw Fern (Microsorum diversifolium)

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