Known for its glossy green leaves, which can grow up to 6” inches and often have different shapes, kangaroo paw fern is an evergreen plant with semi-wiry stems. Its leathery fronds are unique and atypical of fern species – they can either be smooth or have indentations on the edges. The plant also got its common name due to its long leaves, with reference to the long feet of kangaroo.
These fast-growing plants make a perfect houseplant that will grow up to 6” to 12” in height. They can also spread up to 4’ in width in maturity.
Light: Bright, indirect light indoors. It can also take partial shade outside but does not thrive in bright light.
Water: Keep this babe moist but not wet. Applying a 2”-3” layer of pine straw mulch at the base of the plant will help retail soil moisture.