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Cyathea lepifera - Flying Spider-Monkey Tree Fern
The Cyathea lepifera, also known as the Flying Spider-Monkey Tree Fern or synonym Sphaeropteris lepifera, is an exceptionally beautiful tree fern with an impressive trunk that can reach a height of up to 6 meters. Native to the mountain forests of southern China, the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, the Philippines and New Guinea, this tree fern brings a touch of exotic jungle to gardens and indoor spaces.

Characteristics and Origin: The Flying Spider-Monkey Tree Fern thrives in moist, warm temperate climates and does best in USDA Zones 9 and above. Its natural habitat extends from the mountain forests of southern China to the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, the Philippines and New Guinea. This geographic diversity has evolved the tree fern into a plant that adapts to different environments.

Hardiness: Although the Flying Spider-Monkey Tree Fern prefers warmer climates, this tree fern shows its resilience by tolerating light frost. This makes it suitable for areas with temperate winters, allowing gardeners in various regions to enjoy its beautiful presence.

Trunk and Leaves: The tree fern takes its name 'Flying Spider Monkey' from its unique twisted trunk, which creates a visual spectacle in any environment. The new leaves of this tree fern resemble monkey arms and can reach an impressive length of about 2.5 meters. The slender trunk, covered with scales up to the crown, contributes to the gracefulness and intriguing appearance of this tree fern.

Suitability for Gardens and Indoor Spaces: Whether in a garden, conservatory, or as an impressive houseplant, Cyathea lepifera adds a touch of tropical paradise to any environment. Its lush feathery leaves and striking trunk make it not only an aesthetic asset, but also a conversation piece.

Add a touch of exotic greenery to your green space with Cyathea lepifera - a tree fern that not only brings beauty, but also has the resilience to thrive in diverse climates. Transform your garden or indoor space with the enchanting presence of this beautiful Flying Spider-Monkey Tree Fern.

Cyathea lepifera (Flying spider-monkey tree fern)

  • 14 cm

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