Return to the Moss, Ferns & Cryptogams Forum | Post a Follow-Up

What to plant under Tree Ferns

Posted by mariahswind z10 Tasmania (My Page) on
Thu, May 22, 14 at 8:41

I have a couple of well established tree ferns I'd like to plant something under. What would work well?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: What to plant under Tree Ferns

At my parents place I planted Cymbidium orchids under their tree ferns (Dickensonia antarctica). But I raised the ground level with bark chips by about 25 cms and planted them into that. They flower well and the weak levels of fertilisers for orchids hasn't adversely affected the tree ferns.

RE: What to plant under Tree Ferns

that sounds like a fantastic idea for your climate Would certainly be showy group!!
I started a TF bed a couple of years ago and I'm experimenting with other types of ferns Intend to add some epidendrum and epicatt orchids when I get some trunks i planted some Brazilian types which don't get as large as australian . Also have an elephant fern in there lol (Angiopteris evecta ) got it on a whim at a show . Was in a 4 inch pot and has almost doubled in size but a long way to go Please tell us what you plant might steal some of your ideas lol good luck gary

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Moss, Ferns & Cryptogams Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here