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Leatherleaf Fern

Rumohra adiantiformis

Also known as

Leathery Shieldfern, Iron Fern, Seven-Weeks-Fern, Climbing Shield Fern, Seweweeksvaring (Afr.)

Rumohra adiantiformis, Manie van der Schijff BT by JMK (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

30cm

Min

30cm

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Leatherleaf Fern Overview

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.

Common problems with Leatherleaf Fern

Generally problem free

    How to harvest Leatherleaf Fern

    Fronds are harvested when fully uncurled and opened.

    How to propagate Leatherleaf Fern

    Rhizomes

    Divide rooted sections of rhizomes in early summer.

    Seed

    Sow spores as soon as brown and ripe unto well-draining sand medium.

    Special features of Leatherleaf Fern

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in containers, keep potting mix moist

    Drought resistant

    Attractive leaves

    Beutiful green eaves often used by florists

    Other uses of Leatherleaf Fern

    Cut flower

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