Didymochlaena truncatula (Tree Maidenhair Fern)
Didymochlaena truncatula is a maidenhair type fern that develops a short trunk over time hence the name ‘Tree Maidenhair Fern’. Tree Maidenhair Ferns grow naturally in a moist well drained soil in a filtered shade position and are also known as also known as the Mahogany Ferns.
The name Mahogany fern comes from the colour of the new emerging fronds, they turn to a deeper green as they age.
In cultivation they are mostly grown as indoor plants.
Didymochlaena truncatula Care
Didymochlaena truncatula (Tree Maidenhair Fern) prefer a moist shady position and can be grown in containers indoors.
A well lit area but with indirect light is best. Try an African Violet potting mix for growing indoors.
A combination of strong filtered light (not direct sun), good humidity and regular fertiliser will improve growth rate.
- Keep moist at all times.
- Fertilise only from mid spring to late summer.
- Be patient when waiting for it form a trunk, this can take a number of years.
- Height – Over time up to 2m in height.
- Spread – .5 – 1m on a mature specimen.’
- Growth rate – Slow
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