Naturally found among rocks at the edges of rainforests, this
fast-growing fern can survive in fairly dry and dark positions as
well as in full sun.
It is one of the toughest species in cultivation and a very easily
grown plant—so much so that it can become a pest. Fronds grow to 3
ft (1 m). Plumosa is a slow-growing cultivar with lobed pinnae.
Position: Sunny, Shaded, Semi-Shaded
Cultivation: They are extremely tolerant of dry conditions and are
fast growing, provided they are given enough room to spread out and
have well-composted, moist soil.
Propagate from spores or tissue culture, or by division.