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Pteris umbrosa

Jungle Brake

Half-hardy Perennial

What is Half-Hardy Perennial?

Jungle fern with unusual ribbon-like foliage

Cascading habit

Can be grown indoors and outdoors

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A fern which comes from the jungle - Pteris umbrosa has a distinctive, tropical appearance. Originating in the rainforests of Australia, Pteris umbrosa is an exceptionally elegant species with bright green, ribbon-like fronds held on slim stems, creating a cascade of airy foliage.

This half hardy, evergreen fern makes a lovely specimen for a sheltered terrace, courtyard or coastal garden where it will be protected from frost, or grown in a summer container and brought under cover over winter. It can also be grown indoors as a houseplant. Height: 40cm (16in). Spread: 30cm (12in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Half-hardy Perennial

dappled shade


1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF7490)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF7491)

This half hardy fern can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F). Grow in a summer container that can be brought under cover over winter, or in the open border in coastal/mild parts of the UK in a position where it will be protected from frost. Pteris umbrosa is also suitable for growing indoors as a houseplant.

Grow in partial shade in fertile, acid or neutral soil in a position that is reliably moist and cool. Ferns prefer a soil that is rich in organic matter so add some well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting. Feed and water ferns regularly until they are fully established.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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