Filicium decipiens "Fern Tree" 10"

Filicium decipiens, or "Fern Tree", is a tree with a compact growth habit. Dark green oblong leaves and light brown bark.  
  • Light - full to part sun
  • Watering - dry to the touch
  • Soil - potting mix

Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. 

Filicium dicepiens

“Fern Tree”

This tree is typically grown in tropical gardens and prized for its unique fern-like leaves and straight brown-barked trunk. This is uncommon to find as a houseplants, but does perform very well as such.

Light: Full to part-sun is ideal, meaning this tree typically can grow well indoors with some sun exposure: Eastern, western or southern light is great.

Water: Water fully and from there water to maintain generally even soil moisture, avoiding any standing water. Sun exposure will dictate how frequently you’ll need to water. 

Environment: Provide stable conditions for this tree avoiding any disturbances like air vents. Mist frequently to keep leaves free of dust.

Toxicity:  This tree is only a fern by nickname: is it to be considered toxic to pets if ingested.

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting. Printable Care Sheet


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