If you want to add a touch of tropical greenery to your home, you will not go wrong with a fern. These shade-loving plants demand very little in terms of nurture if you can give them good humidity and protect them from direct sunlight. From the wild species, breeders have worked to create cultivars with? disease resistance and more spectacular flowers.
Adopting and Caring Kangaroo’s Paw
Buying: Adding a lush, well-grown Kangaroo Paw Fern to a plant collection is a feeling only a plant parent can understand. At eplants, we bring you display-ready plants with high-quality growth, compact shape and well-formed leaves.
Locating: Direct sun or overly bright light can bleach or burn the leaves of a Fern. So any area that offers filtered light is best for these plants. They do extremely well in antique-styled brass and metal planters in areas with indirect light. Care must be taken when they are located in areas with extremely low light
Potting: Ferns need rich, well-drained soil that has been fortified with organic material. So it is ideal to mix good quantities of compost into the potting mix. A blend of coco-peat, compost, and river sand in a 30:50:20 ratio should help your Kangaroo Paw Fern to do well
Watering: Ferns demand regular watering and misting, even though they can’t stand waterlogged conditions.
Fertilising: If you have a good potting mixture and your plants are looking bushy and healthy, you can skip the fertilising entirely. However, if you are keen to feed them, use an organic liquid fertiliser. If you are using a chemical mix, dilute it to the prescribed strength and fertilise the plants once a month. Ensure that the chemicals don’t come in contact with the leaves.
A Kangaroo Paw Fern is a great looking plant that is extremely easy to care for. Just ensure that you protect it from direct sunlight, and give it the right amount of humidity to thrive. Indoors, or in a shady corner outdoors, these plants will add a touch of class with very little effort.
Did you know
Ferns remain unchanged from their primaeval beginnings and can be considered living fossils.