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Hanging Basket with Kangaroo Fern

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Hanging Basket with Kangaroo Fern

Microsorum ‘Kangaroo Fern’ is a cultivar of Microsorum diversifolium, a species of fern native to Australia and New Zealand.

Microsorum ‘Kangaroo Fern’ is named for its uniquely shaped fronds, which resemble the ears of a kangaroo. The fronds are leathery and dark green, with a glossy texture. They typically grow upright and can reach lengths of up to 2 feet.

Growth habit
This fern has a clumping growth habit, sending up multiple fronds from a central rhizome. It tends to grow relatively slowly compared to some other fern species, making it well-suited for container cultivation.

Microsorum ‘Kangaroo Fern’ prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may not grow as vigorously or produce as many fronds in dimmer environments. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch or so of the soil feels dry to the touch, and water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as this can cause the fronds to wilt.

Temperature and humidity
Microsorum ‘Kangaroo Fern’ thrives in warm temperatures between 18°C to 24°C and appreciates moderate to high humidity. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity by misting the fronds, placing the plant on a humidity tray, or using a humidifier.

Plant Microsorum ‘Kangaroo Fern’ in a well-draining potting mix formulated for ferns or general indoor plants. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and bark or composted organic matter works well.

Feed Microsorum ‘Kangaroo Fern’ every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertiliser diluted to half strength. Reduce or stop fertilising during the fall and winter months when growth slows down.

Remove any yellowing or dead fronds as needed to maintain the plant’s appearance. You can also trim back any overly long fronds to encourage bushier growth.

Microsorum ‘Kangaroo Fern’ is a beautiful and unique fern variety that can add a touch of tropical elegance to your indoor space with proper care.


Hanging Basket with Kangaroo Fern