How to Draw a Fern Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Fern Tree in 3 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Fern Tree.

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How to Draw a Fern Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start by drawing the roots. Draw a tiny dot with three slanted lines coming out of the bottom. Draw tiny lines at the end of your lines.

Step 2: Now, draw the trunk. Just draw a long line going up from the center of your roots.

Step 3: Finish by drawing the leaves. A little above half way on your trunk, draw a skinny pointed oval that is sideways, out of humps. Right next to that one, draw another coming out of the other side. Continue doing this going up your trunk on both sides. Make the pointed ovals smaller as you go up. Draw a small pointed oval out of humps coming straight out of the top of your trunk.

Interesting Facts about Fern Tree

Fern Trees are actually just fern plants that have tall stems. Fern leaves are stalks that look like palm leaves. They are mostly found in tropical areas and rainforests. Common places are South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand which have favorable climates. Fern Trees grow to 20 feet tall. They also spread out to at least 15 feet across. They are a common addition to shade gardens, which is a garden that consists of plants that thrive in shade. Fern Trees are considered one of the oldest plants on Earth.

Did you know?

  • Fern Trees only grow 1 inch per year.
  • There are about 1000 species of Fern Trees.
  • Fern Trees have little problem with pests, except for 2: woodlice and the red spider mite.
  • Instead of bark, a Fern Tree will have scales or prickly hair.
  • The scientific name for Fern Trees is “Cyatheales.”

Activity: Plant a shade garden with your family. Plant things like Fern Trees, Begonias, Coleus, and Creeping Jenny. Shade gardens grow low to the ground and easy to maintain. Other plants that work well are Dead Nettle, Flowering Maple, Hydrangea, and Hostas. Shade gardens can be comprised of mostly greens or colorful flowers. Another option is herbs. Herbs like Angelica, Basil, Chives, and Mint.