Ctenitis sloanei

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Florida Tree Fern


Plant Specifics

Size:3-4 ft tall, 
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:
Noted for:Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant or mass planting in well-drained but moist, humid sites.
Considerations:Rarely sold and difficult to find.  This is listed as Endangered.
Availability:Friends, Specialty providers
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock
Soil pH:


Native Habitats:Limestone with a humus. Found on edges of tropical sink holes, and in Bermuda, around cave entrances.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures