Tree Fern Totems are an ideal mount for aroids, orchids, air plants, ferns and more. Our products are made from New Zealand Tree Fern and are softer and more moisture retentive than boards made from South American or Asian Tree Fern.
Fernwood Indoor Tree Fern Totems:
- Have a natural colour and will turn to a dark chocolate brown when wet
- Offer excellent drainage and aeration
- Can be used in high humidity glass houses without deterioration
Because Fernwood Tree Fern Totems are soft, it is easy to push wires through the fibre. The wire holds fast because of the strong fibrous nature of the totem. Tree Fern Totems can be used by both hobby and commercial growers.
WHERE TO USE TREE FERN TOTEMS:
Reptiles & Terraria/Terrariums
Terrariums are stunning environments for growing tropical indoor plants. If you add pets, such as frogs, lizards and tropical invertebrates, you’ll have a vivarium. To do that successfully, it’s important to match the habitat as close as you can with the animal’s natural surroundings.
From a starter kit to a professional set-up, the background and lining of your terrarium or vivarium will be key to its success. Our NZ tree fern tropical background is ideal for your live plants, orchids and epiphytes to give your animals an environment that mimics their habitat.
Fernwood Soft Tree Fern Panels are an ecologically friendly, non-toxic background panel made from New Zealand Tree Fern. These natural panels, also known as Xaxim tree fern panels, are excellent for use in your terrarium, vivarium and green walls. They will support epiphytes, climbing plants, vines and mosses
Indoor plants grow beautifully in NZ tree fern. Our New Zealand tree fern is soft, porous, spongy and long lasting, and it has fantastic moisture holding abilities. The natural product has a much larger surface area than many other substrates, which means they retain moisture much better.
Growing your vining aroid up a totem is worth it as it allows your plant to do what it is designed to do, which is to climb. Fern fibre is the perfect material to use for climbing indoor plants as it is natural, similar to a tree, which makes it ideal for your plants to mimic their natural environment.
When indoor plants are staked on a pole or totem, it encourages their growth. Natural vining plants send out aerial roots to try and attach to trees and climb up towards the sunlight. If you stake your indoor plants up on a totem, the leaves will grow large and beautiful.