Tree ferns are a large group of ferns with tree-like form. … The fronds of tree ferns are usually very large, and multiple-divided fronds. The young fronds of tree ferns emerge in coils that uncurl as they grow. Unlike flowering plants, tree ferns do not form new woody tissue in their trunk as they grow.
The Soft tree fern, naturally grows under trees and thrives in shade. However, provided it has adequate water, it will equally thrive in full sun. Plants dislike constant buffeting by winds so site in a sheltered spot out of the prevailing wind. Tree ferns may be grown in containers, outdoors or in a large greenhouse or conservatory. They need bright, filtered light and moderate humidity, and should be planted in loam-based ericaceous compost, adding about 20 percent peat-free potting media for additional humus.