A deciduous to semi-evergreen fern with dark scaled stipes and and square pinnules that is well suited for shady areas in the garden. Very tropical looking creating an almost vase shape with fresh green fronds up to 100cm long and similar in spread. Happy in any humus rich, moist soil.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot.
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