The Botanical Society of South Africa Kwa Zulu-Natal Coastal Branch
There is increasing interest in indigenous ferns. Although most ferns prefer damp, shady positions and are often used as container plants, some varieties thrive in the open and even in sun. (e.g. Microsorium scolopendrium – the Dune fern). Some ferns are quite easy to propagate.
Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyers'
Cat's Tail Asparagus
80cm, fern-like 'cat-tails', decorative, sun/semi, red berries, potplant.
Shrub, 2m, semi-shade. Thorny branched plumes. Good indoor potplant.
Delicate grass-like plant for sun or semi-shade. Leaves used for lining nests
Rhizomatous fern in moist, shady conditions. Creeping steadily. 1m.plus in height.
1m, shade. "Snails" drop off and form new plants.
Swamp Forest Fern
Attractive 1,5m small tree fern. Likes damp soil near streams in forest shade