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Doodia australis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Doodia australis Rasp Fern,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Rounded

A hardy fern that naturally occurs in both the the Pacific islands and Australia. A compact fern getting 30-60cm high by 30-50cm wide. The fronds emerge as a purply-pink to bronze and turn a dark green once they mature. An attractive foliaged fern to add colour and interest to your fernery or tropical rainforest garden.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Rockery, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Blechnaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Pink
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate