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Microsorum pustulatum /Kangaroo Fern

Microsorum pustulatum  / Microsorum pustulatum
Lush summer fronds
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Lush summer fronds

This fern makes an excellent container grown specimen as seen on this Baton Rouge patio

A quick, large growing plant that requires a large basket

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Scientific Name: Microsorum pustulatum
Common Name: Kangaroo Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This fern is attractive and easy to grow. The fronds of this Australian fern are glossy, bright, green and vary in shape and size. Although they can withstand short period of drought, it is best to never let them dry completely.