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Cyathea Cunninghamii or Gully Tree Fern is a species of tree fern

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Cyathea Cunninghamii which is also known by the names the gully tree fern and slender tree fern, is a species of tree fern.

Overview of Cyathea Cunninghamii or Gully Tree Fern

It is a native to cities of in New Zealand:
– Victoria
– New South Wales
– Southeastern Queensland
– Tasmania in Australia
– North Island
– South Island
– Chatham Islands
• The area where Cyathea Cunninghamii or Gully tree fern grows is damp forest.
• It often emerges from stream gullies and riverbanks.
• The length of trunk may be 20 m tall and diameter is approximately 6-15 cm.
• Fronds are tri- to tetrapinnate whose length is approximately 3m.
• The rachis and stipe are slender in shape and black brown in color.
• The rachis and stipe are covered with brown scales.
• C. cunninghamii is an uncommon fern.
• It is also slow-growing tree fern.
• C. cunninghamii requires much moisture.

Scientific classification for Cyathea Cunninghamii or Gully Tree Fern

• Kingdom : Plantae
• Division : Pteridophyta
• Class : Pteridopsida
• Order : Cyatheales
• Family : Cyatheaceae
• Genus : Cyathea
• Subgenus : Cyathea
• Section : Alsophila
• Species : C. cunninghamii
• Binomial name : Cyathea cunninghamii

Growing/Caring conditions for Fern

• Locate a shady location.
• The site should receive periodic direct sunlight.
• Tree ferns will not thrive in complete shade.
• It should be planted in areas.
• The location should receive some direct sunlight.
• The locations should also have plenty of space to develop.
• Mature ferns may have a spread of 15 feet or more.
• Till compost into the soil of the planting site.
• This will help to improve drainage.
• It will also provide nutrients for developing tree ferns.
• Compost should be thoroughly mixed into the soil to a depth of at least 2 feet.
• Tilling the soil helps young tree fern roots to develop and expand underground.
• Sow tree fern spores into the soil.
• Cover with a thin layer of soil.
• If planting a small tree fern from a nursery, loosen the roots of young tree ferns before planting.
• If the roots are tangled and stunted, carefully cut with scissors.
• This will spur new root development.
• Place the plant gently into the soil.
• Ensure that the roots are evenly spread.
• Place mulch around the tree fern.
• Help maintain soil moisture.
• Fertilize tree ferns lightly.
• It should be fertilized throughout the growing season with a wettable fertilizer.
• Water tree ferns regularly.
• Cover tree fern fronds with newspapers.
• This is to protect tree ferns from frost damage as needed.
• Prune brown fronds as needed.
• Monitor closely for diseases.
• Tree ferns are most commonly infested by mites, mealy bugs and termites.
• Rich humus is a good growing medium for Cyathea Cunninghamii or Gully Tree Fern.
• Protection from wind is necessary for the growth of Cyathea Cunninghamii or Gully Tree Fern.

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