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Asplenium dimorphum x difforme 'Austral Gem Fern'

$ 20.00
Size: 4" Pot
Living up to its botanical name, Asplenium dimorphum x difforme 'Austral Gem Fern' is an exquisite houseplant native to the rich and diverse habitats of Australia. Its fronds display a vibrant spectrum of emerald and jade greens, further enhanced by the glossy sheen that gives it a truly 'gem-like' appearance. This lush fern typically reaches about 2 feet in both height and width, but its expansive growth habit has the potential to broaden its presence even more impressively. In a terrarium or shade garden, the feathery fronds will begin to form a dense, plush carpet of foliage, but in a pot, they will elegantly arch over the edges, creating a beautiful cascading effect. This fern is a relatively fast grower compared to its other fern counterparts, adding a dynamic and lively touch to any space it inhabits. If allowed to mature, it may develop a sturdy, compact rhizome that resembles a 'trunk' at the base of the plant where it meets the soil, adding a unique architectural element to its overall appearance. The Austral Gem Fern is not just a pretty face, though. It's also renowned for its robust nature and resilience, making it a suitable choice for those who may not have the greenest of thumbs. It thrives in medium to low light conditions and prefers evenly moist soil, making it a relatively low-maintenance houseplant that's perfect for beginners or those with busy lifestyles. As if its luscious, glossy fronds weren't enough, this fern also adds a touch of drama to your indoor plant collection with its reproductive process. Unlike flowering plants, ferns reproduce through spores which can be found on the undersides of their fronds. The Austral Gem Fern's spores form a distinctive herringbone pattern that provides a fascinating display of natural symmetry and design. In summary, the Asplenium dimorphum x difforme 'Austral Gem Fern' is not just a plant, but a living piece of art. It brings together a unique blend of beauty, resilience, and intrigue, making it a delightful addition to any plant lover's collection. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or a budding plant enthusiast, this radiant fern is sure to make a sparkling statement in your indoor garden.

Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 4" Pot

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