An evergreen fern which eventually forms a rough, thick trunk. It should eventually grow up to 4 metres high with a spread of 6-8 metres and each frond can reach up to 4 metres long in good conditions. The Cyathea tolerates the sun as long as the soil is moist, but does need a good sheltered site to thrive.
Possible hardier than the New Zealand Tree Fern, Dicksonia Antarctica and will withstand more direct sunshine, but does best in light shade.
Young plants in a 13cm pot, so the 'trunk' has yet to form.
Picture is a library picture.