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Happy 2nd month of Winter!

Hey Greenies,

Time is flying and Mother Nature is throwing everything at us with regards to the weather and the plant life! If you're used to looking up as you go about your day, try looking down (every now and then, not constantly, to avoid going base over apex lol)! There is some crazy looking flora popping up on the bush pathways we've walked this weekend I can tell you. Mini fungus forests under foot, little white seedlings poking through the grains of sand in the pathways and 50 shades of grey/green when it comes to moss and lichen. Nature certainly paints from a splendid artist's pallet! What I find most intriguing is that all year these little organisms lay dormant below the surface, waiting for the stars to align and the perfect conditions to present themselves to set off their seasonal alarm clock telling them their time has come to grow! Incredible!

This week we're bringing your attention to three incredible plants who are shining through above the rest right now.

Cyathea Cooperi, the Lacy Tree Fern, gets its name from its delicate fronds. As one of the most commonly grown Australian tree-ferns it's also known as the Australian Tree Fern.

slender trunk with bright green, fast growing lacy fronds. Native to Queensland and NSW they thrive in high humidity, moist/well-draining soil conditions with organic fertilisers in a sheltered, partly shaded position. This tree-like fern will grow up to 15-20cm per year reaching between 2-4m max height in ideal conditions.

In striking contrast to the Tree Fern, the gorgeous red hue of the Sedum Rubrotinctum spreads a warming blanket of red across the ground at this time of year. A prolific, hardy, self-perpetuating dainty little succulent that looks fabulous in any container, succulent bowl, or garden bed. Growing up to 20cm in height, this cruisey little guy will do well in bright, indirect to full sunlight.

Our final plant this week is a repeat from last week that deserves another shout out for just being stunning in full flower. Ladies and gentlemen, let's hear it for the Coleonema Compactum aka Dwarf Pink Diosma!

Have a great week all!

Best wishes Jo Joanne Hughes Wanneroo Plant Farm Ph: 08 9405 2615


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