Known by several other names such as Tasmanian Tree Fern, Woolly Tree Fern and Soft Tree Fern. A semi-evergreen tree fern but deciduous in colder areas, growing slowly to about 4m in height with a stout, reddish-brown stem and a terminal rosette of arching, deeply divided, glossy dark green fronds up to 3m in length. Soils need to be rich in humus, moist but free-draining with part to full shade.