Australian Tree Fern

(46 customer reviews)
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When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

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6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Scientific Name: Cyathea cooperi

Common Names: Australian Tree Fern, Rough Tree Fern, Cooper’s Fern

Overview: The Australian Tree Fern is a stunningly beautiful and iconic plant native to eastern Australia. It is a popular ornamental plant due to its elegant fronds that can grow up to 6 feet long and form a dense canopy of lush greenery. The trunk of the tree fern is also quite unique as it is covered in rough brown scales that add to its visual appeal. Australian Tree Ferns are hardy and adaptable, and thrive in a variety of soil and light conditions.

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Even Ferns Are Bigger In Australian

Cyanthea Cooperi, more commonly known as Australian Tree fern, can make for a beautiful addition to your landscape. Despite its name, the Australian fern does not stand true to its name. Why do you ask? Well, it is actually more of a tree than a fern because of its large size.

Typically, ferns have a mature height of not more than 18 inches, but Cyanthea Cooperi is different. It grows up to 25 feet or taller in its original location, Australia. As a houseplant, though, Australian ferns can grow up to 15 feet tall and 8 feet wide. 

Zone 10 works best for this evergreen plant, but you might need to place it in a container in Zone 98. This is because you will need to bring your outdoor plant indoors during colder months. 


The tropical plant looks unique, and while it can thrive in partially shady areas, it is in no way a low-maintenance plant. Let’s have a look at the care requirements for the Australian tree fern.


Cyathea Cooperi prefers shady spots, but it can also thrive in and tolerate partially sunny and fully sunny locations. However, you will need to increase its watering cadence as you increase the amount of sunlight it gets on a daily basis. 


Australian ferns do well in a variety of soils, including loam, sand, and clay. However, it grows healthier in a moist, rich, and loamy soil mixture. The potting medium should have good draining quality with neutral to acidic pH levels. To add more nutrients to the soil, add some mulch around your plant. 


This plant is not at all drought-tolerant and will start showing signs of unhealthiness immediately. So, set your watering schedule in a way that the soil of your Cyathea Cooperi remains moist at all times. It needs high levels of moisture and humidity, so watering it weekly and more frequently in dryer weather conditions should work. However, you should only water from the trunk, not the crown.


Australian tree fern requires monthly feeding if you’re using a controlled-release fertilizer. In case of weak liquid fertilizers, you might want to feed your plant every two weeks. Mature and large plants may require more frequent feedings. 

Pests and Diseases

Most Cyathea Cooperi plants are not prone to any major pests and diseases. But infestations that you should look out for include occasional mealybugs and mites. In case of infestation, use water spraying or treat the plant using insecticides or neem oil. 


The Australian fern is a fast-growing plant, meaning it can expand in a matter of a few years only. To avoid your plant from getting out of control, make sure you don’t skip pruning. It is best to completely cut the tree down to ground level. This will allow the growth of new sprouts at the crown. You can also choose to dig out the fern and replace it with a new one if needed. 


Spring season is the best time to propagate your Australian tree fern. You can use the offshoots that grow at the base of the plant. Use a sharp spade to sever an offshoot and bring it to a size of about 4 inches. Place the offshoots in a lightly moist potting medium in a way that they stand upright. 


When planting a Cyathea Cooperi, keep in mind that it requires a spacious area to grow and expand. In case you are growing your plant indoors in a container, you will need to repot it in a larger one once every year. Make sure you use fresh soil for repotting. 

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Mature Height

30 ft – 40 ft


6 ft – 8 ft

46 reviews for Australian Tree Fern

  1. Yuen Mui (verified owner)

    Beautiful and very healthy, great customer service as well!

  2. Jeffrey Leyonmark (verified owner)

    I couldn’t be happier with the quality of my plant and the customer service offered by PlantVine.

  3. Bryan G. (verified owner)

    This was by far the best looking, healthy plant I have received in a long time. Tried ordering starter plants from other vendors and they never survived. This fern was packed carefully for shipping. It is great to see vendors that go the extra mile to ensure their costumers receive high quality plants. Thank you!

  4. John Anderson (verified owner)


  5. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    So glad I found you, I have missed having an Australian fern tree for years since a poor nurseryman told me to cut it at the base to prune it. It died.

  6. Austin McCants (verified owner)

    The plant is still alive and in good condition.

  7. Jarek (verified owner)

    Arrived in wonderful shape. I can tell it may have been overturned/compressed during shipment but it was packed securely enough that the plant was hardly damaged. (The frond that was mid-unfurl had a bit break off, but there is already a new one unrolling from the crown!) Thanks for taking such great care, can’t wait to see it flourish.

  8. Judy Shelley (verified owner)

    Love it. Arrived very healthy and packaged so well! Much thanks!

  9. Bud Keller (verified owner)

    Plants were package great when I removed them all three were in very good condition and healthy. Great job

  10. Angie M. (verified owner)

    Arrived in great condition. And it’s beautiful!

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  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Gorgeous!! Just ordered another one!

  13. Pamela (verified owner)

    The plant was beautiful right out of the box, and the recipient loved it!

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  16. Scott M. (verified owner)

    Great packaging and shipping. Plant is healthy. just hope I dont kill it. It will be the center peice of our back yard someday

  17. Thomas P. (verified owner)

    The large Australian tree fern I got this year was quite a bit smaller than the one I got last year. It came in good shape though.

  18. Eric (verified owner)

  19. PAUL CRABB (verified owner)

    Perfect Specimens as Usual, Exactly as Pictured… Even Though The Shipping Box was Found Upside Down on My Porch. These Guys are The Masters of Selling Quality Plants Online. I Live in Central Fl (Fairly close to PlantVine in South Fl). From Checkout to Delivery was Under 48 hrs. 5 STARS! Thanks Again

  20. marian (verified owner)

    The plant was in great shape when it arrived!

  21. Mark (verified owner)

    Very nice

  22. Adam Walters (verified owner)

    Thank you! They look great

  23. Ella M. (verified owner)

    Arrived in great condition, was really nice that they sent a picture of the actual plant I was getting before it shipped, too. This tree fern is definitely my new favorite plant and I love her.

  24. Johnny Posey (verified owner)

    delivered in great condition and the plants are larger than expected

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I was excited to receive the Australian Fern. It arrived dry and wilted. I was disappointed however, with the cold temperatures, understood. I called them twice, left messages which they claim would be responded to within 24 hours, this was last week. Still waiting…….

  26. Martha C. (verified owner)

    Beautiful healthy tree ferns! Thank you!!! You exceeded my expectations!!!

  27. Andrew (verified owner)

  28. Liz (verified owner)

    The plant is beautiful and arrived in good condition.

  29. Brian Balanoff (verified owner)

    Perfect packing/shipping arrived in terrific condition. Thank you!

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A few fronds were bent during delivery and had to be cut off. Otherwise, the plant is healthy and doing well.

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Why others chose the Australian Tree Fern

They are a dramatically different plant

Replace plant lost in freeze.

Because I miss Australia and it is a stunning, unique looking fern.

I grow jungle plants indoors in Colorado. This plant has cool unique colors and growth habit. Very aesthetically interesting plant.

Shade spot on front yard