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Asplenium 'Austral Gem' Hybrid Fern

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About This Product

Species Name: Asplenium hybrid (A.dimorphum x A. difforme)  

Common Name(s): Austral Gem

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Stiff, shiny dark green fronds with a waxy texture
  • Durable and adaptable
  • Sterile hybrid, will not produce spores

Recommended Pot Size: Small - Medium 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Temperature Requirement (°F): Above 60°

Humidity: Humid (70-100%) 

Watering Frequency: Although drought tolerant, this plant thrives best in evenly moist soil 

Lighting:  Partial Shade 

Soil Type: Well draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil

Growth Rate: Slow - Moderate

Height at Maturity: 12 inches

Origin: Australia 

Regional Locality: Parent plants are native to Queensland on the coast of the Coral Sea 

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:

Care Notes: Easy to grow fern requiring low maintenance. The small size makes it great for tropical terrariums. 

Shipping Notes: As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5 inch pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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Hardy beautiful specimen

I purchased one of these to add to my frog terrarium. Very hardy and beautiful specimen. Easy to care for; my terrarium lighting, water schedule and substrate were all within an ideal range to grow this and so far it is flourishing.

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