Cyathea brownii – Norfolk Island Tree Fern

This is reputed to be the fastest growing tree fern and can reach a height of More than 20 metres in its native Norfolk Island. In the wild the species has lost much of its native habitat And only about 5km square of suitable forest remains.

Cyathea brownii

Our plant, supplied by Bowden Hostas, has three growing points but they are too close together to risk trying to separate them.  Unlike Dicksonia, Cyathea stems do not re-root readily.

About Alastair Culham

A professional botanist and biologist with an interest in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.
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