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Doodia media

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Doodia media Rasp Fern,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Rounded, Upright

A hardy fern that naturally occurs in both the the Pacific islands and Australia. A compact fern getting 40cm high by 40cm wide. The fronds emerge as a bright red and turn a dark green once they mature, keeping the red stalks. 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, Well Drained

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Requires a fertile and moist soil. Cannot dry out. You can remove any damaged fronds to tidy plant.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Blechnaceae PacificIslands

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

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