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Tree fern

Cyathea spp.

Also known as

Sago fern

Cyathea australis in Jardin des plantes Paris 2 by Rémih (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





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Tree fern Overview

Cyathea is a large genus containing roughly 292 evergreen, mostly terrestrial tree ferns. These are usually single-stemmed but on rare occasions, species will have branched forms or a creeping habit. Most species possess a mass of knotted roots at the base of their trunks. They are distributed widely across tropical rainforest and temperate woodland climates on both sides of the equator. Grown for their divided foliage and overall ornamental appearance.

How to propagate Tree fern


You can propagate by spores in the spring.

Other uses of Tree fern

Grown for their foliage and overall appearance.

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