Pteris umbrosa is an extremely exotic looking evergreen fern that looks great in tropical and jungle style gardens. Pteris umbrosa is a fern from Southeastern Australia and has long been a popular fern both in landscaping and as a houseplant. It is hardy in warmer areas of the UK and benefits from a winter mulch. This lush leafy fern is definitely worth a try!

Key plant features:

Lush exotic green foliage for shaded areas.

Family:

Pteridaceae

Common names:

Jungle brake

Position:

Partial shade/Full shade

Hardiness:

Hardy in mild areas such as coastal, southern and cities.

Evergreen:

Evergeen

Soil:

Moist and rich in organic matter.

Pteris umbrosa growing at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, 2020.