Voluminous and versatile, Tree Ferns are lovely universal filler greens that can be paired with virtually any flower. These gorgeous ferns feature light and wispy green strands that add an ethereal beauty to any floral arrangement. They provide an almost grassy look that can be used in earthy and modern bouquets and centerpieces. Bushy in appearance with fine needle like micro leaves, this green averages 15-22 inches in length and features delicate and airy foliage. Stems erect with many branches.
Species: Asparagus virgatus
Origin: South Africa
Symbolizes: Confidence, shelter, wealth and happiness.
Also Known As: Broom fern, Tiki Fern.
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3 C)
Water: Medium water quality, avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 7-14 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Foliage should be free from yellowing and appear hydrated.
Because of its delicate foliage, it is often used in bud vases and in corsages and boutonnieres. Use Tree Fern by itself or combine it with any flowers to create soft and romantic wedding bouquets, table centerpieces or flower arrangements. Tree Ferns are perfect for weddings as ferns represent confidence, shelter, wealth and happiness. Voluminous and versatile, it can be paired with your favorite focal flower or will fill your vases or bouquets on its own for that earthy look. Depending on the flowers and other fillers you choose, Tree Ferns can be used to create a modern and sophisticated look or a rustic floral arrangement. It looks especially lovely when paired with wildflowers to create a bouquet that looks as if it was just picked from a meadow. Try pairing this grassy greenery fern with wildflowers, peonies, roses or lilies.
Pest & Disease Information
1. Fusarium and Alternaria fungal infections. 2. Bacterial blight by Xanthomonas campestris symptoms include necrotic lesions on stems.
1. Yellowing of cladophylls (portions of stem modified to function as leaves). Probable causes could be mites and fungal pathogen damage or due to nutrient deficiency or toxicities. 2. Cladophyll drop due to non-optimal cultural practices, or handling during transport or storage. 3. Necrosis on stems due to microbial infection. 4. Desiccation: Stem dehydration.
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