Gleichenia dicarpa – Coral Fern

A tall fern for moist areas, likes sunny aspects as well as part shade. One common name ‘tangle fern’ is from the roots which trap organic matter, which helps improve erosion areas. Found in moist areas and in tall open forests along the east coast of Australia, from Queensland to Tasmania.

Scientific Name:Gleichenia dicarpa
Family:Gleicheniaceae
Common Name:Coral Fern
Other Common Names:Pouched Coral Fern
Plant Type:Fern
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Poolside
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Bog gardens, Erosion control

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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