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Dicksonia sellowiana is a remarkable fern species native to the Atlantic forests of southern Brazil. This fern is known for its majestic and prehistoric appearance and it is a favorite choice for enthusiasts of exotic garden plants and landscaping.

Size and appearance: Dicksonia sellowiana is a large fern that can reach impressive sizes. The trunk can reach heights of 5 to 15 meters, depending on growing conditions and age. The trunk is thick and covered with a fibrous bark that is dark brown to black in color. The fern has a powerful crown of large, graceful leaves that extend like a parasol. These leaves are deeply cut and can reach a diameter of 2 to 3 meters.

Leaf structure: The leaves of Dicksonia sellowiana are compound and resemble palm leaves. They are bright green in color and have a feather-like texture with numerous small leaflets extending from a central stem. The leaves can grow both vertically and horizontally, creating a lush, exotic look.

Growing Conditions: This fern thrives in moist and shady environments, such as damp woodlands or gardens with shelter from the hot sun. It requires well-drained soil and regular watering to maintain humidity. It can tolerate temperatures down to several degrees below freezing, but it is best suited to tropical or subtropical climates.

Maintenance: Dicksonia sellowiana generally requires little maintenance, but it can be sensitive to drought. Regular watering, mulching and protecting it from strong winds are important aspects of caring for this fern. Removing dead or damaged leaves can also help keep the plant looking healthy and attractive.

In the landscape, Dicksonia sellowiana adds a touch of prehistoric beauty, and it is often used as a striking focal point in tropical gardens, botanical gardens and large landscapes. It is important to note that this fern species grows slowly and takes several years to reach its full size, but its striking presence makes it well worth the wait for exotic plant enthusiasts.

Dicksonia sellowiana 30 cm height

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