Grown for its long lasting foliage, Rumohra adiantiformis is commonly called the Leather Leaf Fern.
The fronds are large, triangular is shape and deep green in colour, as they do last well they are widely used as backing material in flower arrangements.
This is fern that requires a moist soil and a shaded position to thrive. It works well as a ground cover plant and has been awarded the RHS award as a plant of garden merit
Growing both as a terrestrial fern and an epiphytic fern, Rumohra adiantiformis spreads naturally by creeping rhizomes.
- Botanical Name – Rumohra adiantiformis
- Common Name – Leather Leaf Fern, Leather Fern, Seven week fern.
- Family – Dryopteridaceae
- Origins – South Western Cape area, Australia, and other areas. .
- Height – Fronds will reach around 1 metre in length in good conditions.
- Spread To around .5 metres.
- Growth rate – Medium
- Position – Light shade.
- Soil – Moist
- Flowers – N/A. Plants are propagated from spores.
- Flowering Time – N/A
- Foliage – Deep green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes.
- Drought tolerant – No
Rumohra adiantiformis is available for sale from the following participating nurseries
1052 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road Kinglake West 3757
Offering a specialist variety of Australian native Ferns plus Dendrobium/Dockrillia & Sarcochilus species & hybrids in pots, loose, or mounted. Species Cymbidium sauve and maddidum.