Leather fern is an extremely popular cut foliage crop right around the world, and is prized for its form and long vase life. Leaves are shiny, dark green, and composed of heavy, leathery fronds. They look typically fern-like, with an elongated triangle shape, made up of serrated fronds – a lot like bracken.
What to look for
- Fresh, undamaged leaves;
- Avoid drooping leaves or those with brown marks or edges.
- Does not need to be refrigerated.
- Recut at least 1 cm off each stem and place in water immediately.
- A preservative is optional.
- Replace vase water with fresh water every second day.
Interesting Facts about this Flower
Cultivated in Florida and Europe, leatherleaf is one of the most popular foliage crops. Also an excellent hardy pot plant.
Botanical Name: Rumohra adiantiformis
Common Names: Leatherleaf, Leather Fern Leaves
Stem Length: 30 – 60 cm
Country of Origin: Central & South America, South Africa, Australia
Available Colours: Green