Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

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sanatic1234

Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:11 pm

Hi i have just been looking at palm boosters that increase healthier foliage and quicker height increase.
This got me thinking as to if you kind buy a similar formula for Dicksonia antarctica's?

nicebutdim
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Re: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Post by nicebutdim » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:04 am

sanatic1234 wrote:Hi i have just been looking at palm boosters that increase healthier foliage and quicker height increase.
This got me thinking as to if you kind buy a similar formula for Dicksonia antarctica's?

Judging by the massive response I imagine the answer is no. I have seen fantastic tree ferns in Australia that seem totally neglected,out in the wilds ,didn't appear to have seen rain for ages ,yet they flourish.It's always puzzled me.Australians say put a banana skin in the crown but that's only because it's free ,as they have a great aversion to spending money.I've tried this many times without any great result.

musabasjoos

Re: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Post by musabasjoos » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:03 pm

Aaron, I don’t use a formula, I just feed them with lawn feed. I don’t know if it makes much difference, but i know my bananas love it.

There is this on Ebay Ebay Item: 230603351982, but whether its any good is a different matter.

Tom2006
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Re: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:09 pm

They like much around the base. I use soil improver and chicken pellets. I then use seaweed extract diluted by half in the crown every other month from may to Sept. I'm not sure if I've ever seen better results than before I did this. They don't need/like high nutrients. Just plenty of water during the growing season
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

outatime1978

Re: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Post by outatime1978 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:15 pm

musa,thats the same stuff i use. icon_thumleft

dino

Re: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Post by dino » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:37 pm

I use Tree fern feed by HSK. Got it from Akamba last year. I also do the banana thing but because they're so slow it's hard to know if they work or not.

Andy2cool

Re: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Post by Andy2cool » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:48 am

Hi,

I've starting using this:

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http://www.palmcentre.co.uk/ProductDeta ... oductID=55

seems pretty good stuff :)

musa_monkey

Re: Is there a Dicksonia antarctica booster formula

Post by musa_monkey » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:04 am

i alternate between the use of a chicken poo pellet and liquid seaweed feeds monthly in the summer. It seems to work well on my Dicksonia antarctica's

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