• Pteris umbrosa
  • Pteris umbrosa
  • Pteris umbrosa
  • Pteris umbrosa

Pteris umbrosa

Jungle Brake
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Lush evergreen fern
  • Highly attractive foliage
  • Humus-rich moist soil in shade or indoors
  • Half hardy
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Description

Pteris umbrosa, Jungle Brake, is an evergreen semi-hardy fern from southeastern Australia with lush green fronds held aloft on short stems. Taxonomically, the classification of Pteris umbrosa is still unresolved but this state of botanic limbo has not stopped it from being an ever-popular, attractive and sought-after fern amongst collectors. Is it hardy or not? As always, hardiness is a relative issue and entirely dependent on your location and the severity of the winter. Put simply, it is not fully hardy in the UK. However, in warm, sheltered aspects in favoured southerly and coastal locations or city microclimates it may pull through. In the shelter of a wall and with overhanging branches and a thick mulch the chances are improved. For everyone else, you can grow it in a container and bring it into the bathroom over winter where it makes a stunning addition to your houseplant jungle.

Additional Information

Order Polypodiales
Family Pteridaceae
Sub-Family Pteridoideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Australia: NSW
Cultivation Damp shade. Humus-rich acidic soil. If kept indoors, it needs to be misted often
Eventual Height 50cm
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Semi-hardy. Protect from frost. Try it outdoors in a sheltered location in the south. Otherwise, bring indoors for the winter in a humid location like the bathroom or kitchen widow-sill

Pteris umbrosa

Jungle Brake
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£7.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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