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)
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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
Divide rooted sections of rhizomes in early summer.
Sow spores as soon as brown and ripe unto well-draining sand medium.
Special features of Leatherleaf Fern
Can be grown in containers, keep potting mix moist
Beutiful green eaves often used by florists