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Leatherleaf fern

Rumohra adiantiformis

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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Fronds are harvested when fully uncurled and opened.

Propagation

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

Pot plant
Can be grown in containers, keep potting mix moist
Attractive leaves
Beutiful green eaves often used by florists

Geography

Origin
South America, the Caribbean, Southern Africa, the Western Indian Ocean islands, Papua New Guinea, Australasia
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Personality

Family
Elaphoglossaceae
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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