plants

Kai

Tree Fern

{ Dicksonia Antarctica }

£70.00

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About Kai

Kai, our tree fern, brings a prehistoric vibe to your outdoor space - like something you'd find in Jurassic Park. In fact, the fossil history of Kai dates back 250 million years, which is 50 million years before the beginning of the Jurassic Period. Pretty cool.

Native to Australia and New Zealand, Kai the tree ferns is a sought after outdoor plant - and no wonder, considering his rich history and stunning foliage.

Kai doesn't ask too much, just that you give him a bit of shade and keep his soil moist.

Kai the tree fern likes...

Gentle sun
His preferred place to live is a spot that gives him a mix of shade and gentle sun. A south exposure, for example, will burn his leaves!

Moist soil
Don't let him dry out. Water him when the top two inches of soil are dry.

Shelter
Strong winds are no friend of tree ferns so position him somewhere that he'll be well protected from them.

Top tip
Tree ferns were not made to withstand harsh winters, so you should protect him with thermal fleece or move him somewhere warm.

Quick Facts

Botanical name
Dicksonia antarctica

Nickname
Soft tree fern, man fern, Australian tree fern

Plant type
Fern

Plant height (including pot)
70cm

Pet/baby safe
Yes

Nursery pot size
26cm