Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||roo-MOH-ra ad-i-an-ti-FOR-mis|
|Lore||This fern's common name, leatherleaf, refers to its ability to resist wilting, which has made it a valuable commodity among commercial florists.|
|Average Size at Maturity||3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Does not flower|
|Design Ideas||The great value of this Fern is its ability to hold its deep green color and frond integrity under less-than-ideal circumstances. Works great as a cover-up for slab foundations or under low windows. Combine with annual flowers and group under clusters of Palm or beneath overhead shade structures, atriums and even in baskets. Best in north exposures inland but does stand up well to heat.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Leather ferns are excellent combinations for shade gardens to cover up the legs of upright Elegans Splendor Camellia, (Camellia hybrid 'Elegans Splendor') or mixed with the lighter variegated clustersof contrasting sedges: Fox Red Curly Sedge, (Carex buchananii) and Variegated Japanese Sedge, (Carex morrowii 'Aurea Variegata'). Also stunning with Black Bamboo, (Phyllostachys nigra) and Jack Spratt New Zealand Flax, (Phormium tenax 'Jack Spratt').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11