Actiniopteris australis

Family: Pteridaceae

Countries: Africa, Asia, Australia, India, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Middle East, Nepal, Reunion Island, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Actiniopteris australis is a tender fern that requires warm temperatures to flourish.  This pretty little fern can be found growing in the wild in a wide range of countries and locations, including: Madagascar, Australia, Africa, and Asia.

Producing very pretty, palm like fronds on a diminutive scale.  Actiniopteris australis is a charming fern to add to your collection.

Actiniopteris australis is a miniature fern, that grows to just 15cm (6 inches) tall.  This is not a rampant, spreading fern, it’s a genuinely petite fern that remains contained and compact.  Actiniopteris australis is a terrestrial fern – its roots grow in the soil.

My Actiniopteris australis ferns are growing in a bright, indirect light or semi shade.  Some of my ferns receive natural sunlight and others enjoy lighting from the LED lights inside my terrariums.

Actiniopteris australis thrives in warm temperatures, from 18C (65F) to 28C (82F).

For a great many years, Actiniopteris australis has been used as an important medicinal plant.  This fern is used to treat a wide range of medical complaints.

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