Probably the most widespread species, being found in tropical Africa
through Asia to Australasia and the islands of Polynesia, this
species has broad, tonque-shaped fronds that are light green and
The fronds sprout from a spreading rhizome.
Cultivation: Like most fern species moist, well-drained, cool,
shaded aspects suit them best. Because of their creeping habits they
can be grown up a trunk, particularly that of a tree fern, or grown
baskets which they will engulf.
Propagate by dividing rooted rhizomes.