Leather fern, Leathery shieldfern, Iron fern, Seven-weeks-fern, Climbing shield fern (Eng.) , Seweweeksvaring (Afr.)
The Leatherleaf fern is cultivated as an ornamental plant in shady areas or as greenery in the cut flower industry. It is used as a groundcover in gardens, a pot plant indoors and is cultivated for the cut flower industry for use in floral arrangements. It is a hardy rewarding fern that will grow under trees.