|Latin name:||Microsorum diversifolium|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
Kangaroo Fern (Microsorum diversifolium) is supplied in a standard breeders pot. If you pot it up, use humus rich potting compost. Or, just stand the pot as it is inside a pretty planter, or even just on a saucer - very practical really as drain-off can remain temporarily in the saucer. Only water again when the drain-off is absorbed or evaporated. This saucer (or in the base of the planter) should be dried up before you water again but do keep the potting compost moist.
Stand your Microsorum diversifolium in a warm spot out of direct sunlight - preferably never under 10° C . In the living room, the best temperature is around 22-25° C but it can handle things well if it gets cooler. In a cooler spot it will require less watering.
Tropical Kangaroo Fern (Microsorum diversifolium) is a genuine rainforest plant that doesn't like full sunlight! Likes to be kept nice and humid but will be alright if the air is dryer too. Do not however, allow the potting compost to dry out and water at least weekly, onto the potting compost (so not the plant).
This fern grows best when it’s fed every 3 weeks with house plant food for leafy plants.
During the winter it will appreciate being kept dry and only start feeding and watering again in spring.
Kangaroo Fern (Microsorum diversifolium) is a rainforest plant from the temperate climes of Australia such as Tasmania, and of New Zealand. These ferns spread via horizontally growing rhizomes - above ground root systems. These plants can be found there growing wild on trees and rocks in humid conditions. They are epiphytic.
Microsorum diversifolium is classified under Polypodiaceae.