Background NZ Tree Fern Panels

  • Sale
  • Regular price $15.99

Tree fern panels are often used for growing orchids, mosses, and other plants on the back of an enclosure.  The structure is open enough for roots to take hold, yet strong enough to stand up to full coverage when plants are grown in.  These hold up well even in very moist environments.  Tree fern panel can easily be mounted to both glass and acrylic.

How to Use It

One option is to cover the entire back of your enclosure with the tree fern panel.  Then, you can cover the tree fern with any mix of plants you desire, which will grow in over time and hide the background.

Another option is to use smaller pieces of tree fern panel along with stone, driftwood, and other materials in your background.  Put the tree fern panel wherever you want to mount plants in your background.  This more advanced method can help you achieve a more natural look.

Sizes Available

We offer several standard sizes and custom cuts up to 6"x18".  So, if you need a specific size not listed, just let us know what you need. Custom cuts are $0.15 per square inch, rounded up to nearest inch. 

If you need a custom size, please send an inquiry via our contact page and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Amount of tree fern panel needed (in square inches or specific sizes, up to 6"x18" panels)
  • Shipping address for ship cost estimate

On receipt of your inquiry, we will contact you with a price quote, including shipping.  Once you review the price quote, we will generate an invoice for you.  Upon payment, we will cut your tree fern panel to your specifications and ship your order, generally within 1-3 business days.

Need help?  Call us at 877-524-5979 or e-mail us for your custom order at

About New Zealand Tree Fern Panels

Tree fern sourced from New Zealand is soft, porous and spongy, long lasting, and has fantastic moisture holding abilities. These natural products – tree fern panels and fibre, have a much larger surface area than many other substrates, which means its capacity to retain moisture is much greater.

Within the past 25 years, the team behind Fernwood NZ has developed a robust system that ensures all harvesting of tree fern in New Zealand is managed sustainably. The environment is left as it was found – intact and undisturbed.
With native tree ferns that are only found in New Zealand, Fernwood NZ has developed a unique processing method that produces top quality products considered superior to tree fern materials found anywhere else in the world.

End users already appreciate the qualities of New Zealand Tree Fern and it is a sought-after material for terrariums, vivariums, and orchid growing.

Learn more about FernwoodNZ