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  • Tree fern from madeira

    Posted by Reggie on September 14, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Hello I bought this supposed tree fern from Madeira last year and it’s grown quite large. I was told it was a tree fern from the seller upstairs in the market. I asked if it was a cyathea and he said not but I couldn’t understand the chap. Any ideas? Plant ID app says it’s a dicksonia antartica but would like help

    Reggie replied 7 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Craig A

    Administrator
    September 16, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Dicksonia typically have stiffer leaves.

    Cyathea will grow much quick than Dicksonia, you can I’ll see them pushing out new leaves all season rather than one flush in spring 👍

  • Reggie

    Member
    September 16, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Thank you Craig. The petioles seem hairier than the baby dicksonia I have so thinking it may be a cyathea of some kind. It does push leaves regularly. I’ll bring it indoors when it gets cold to be on the safe side

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  Reggie.

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