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Kangaroo Fern


  Size: 18″ to 22″ including 6″ of planter; 1 Gallon Nursery Planter

  Light: Partial Sun to Partial Shade

  Pet Friendly: Yes

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Kangaroo Fern Hanging Basket

Microsorum diversifolium

The Kangaroo Fern, also known as the Kangaroo Paw Fern, adds a delightful touch of lush greenery to indoor and outdoor spaces alike. Scientifically classified as Microsorum diversifolium, this fern species is characterized by its distinctive fronds that resemble the paws of a kangaroo. With its relatively easy care requirements and unique appearance, the Kangaroo Fern has become a popular choice for plant enthusiasts seeking a charming and low-maintenance addition to their botanical collections.

kangaroo fern hanging basket

Kangaroo Fern Care

Microsorum diversifolium

The Kangaroo Fern does best with partial sun exposure or indirect light, however this plant also tolerates partial shade.

For watering, water when the soil starts to feel dry to the touch. Do not oversaturate. Given this plants tropical nature, it loves humidity so make sure you provide enough!

The kangaroo paw fern plant is rated for Zones 9 to 11.

The kangaroo paw fern is pet friendly!

Kangaroo Paw Fern FAQ

Caring for a Kangaroo Fern involves providing it with the right conditions for optimal growth. These ferns prefer indirect light, making them suitable for indoor spaces with bright, filtered sunlight. Keep the soil consistently moist, ensuring it doesn’t dry out completely between waterings. Adequate humidity is essential, and occasional misting or placing a tray of water nearby can help create a favorable environment. Regularly remove any yellow or damaged fronds to promote the fern’s overall health and appearance.

Kangaroo Ferns are non-toxic to cats, making them a safe and pet-friendly choice for households with feline companions. Pet owners can enjoy the beauty of Kangaroo Ferns without worrying about potential harm to their beloved cats.

Yes, Kangaroo Ferns can be kept indoors and make excellent houseplants. They thrive in bright, indirect light, making them suitable for spaces with filtered sunlight. When kept indoors, it’s essential to mimic their preferred conditions, including consistent soil moisture and moderate humidity. Regular pruning of any discolored or damaged fronds helps maintain the fern’s attractive appearance.

Kangaroo Ferns are clumping ferns, meaning they tend to grow in a dense and compact form rather than spreading aggressively. While they produce new fronds from the base, creating a fuller appearance, they typically stay within their designated area without extensive spreading. This growth habit makes Kangaroo Ferns well-suited for container gardening and controlled indoor environments.


No false advertising. We use 1 Gallon (6 Inch), 3 Gallon (10 Inch), and 7 Gallon (14 Inch) pots or for hanging baskets we offer 10Inch or 12Inch diameter baskets. Want a plant to liven your home? A green friend to add to your garden, porch, or landscape? Check out our tropical plants!

We care. When you order from Tropical Plants of Florida, your order is not carelessly thrown in a box. First your plant is hand picked from our field by our experts. Then, it is prepped for shipping where we carefully wrap the base to ensure minimum soil spillage while your plant travels to you. After this a recycled paper sleeve is placed around your plant. If your plant is traveling to a colder climate, it gets extra special attention with a recycled blue jean plant-blanket for the ride.

Our promise. Our goal is to ship quality plants. If your plant has gone through our care filled shipping process and come out injured, TPoF is here for you. Please contact us as soon as possible with pictures of your plant.  

We offer shipping availability to all states excluding Alaska and Hawaii.



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