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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Leatherleaf Fern, Leather Fern

Leatherleaf Fern,
Leather Fern

Botanical Name

Rumohra adiantiformis (Polypodiaceae Family)


12-24 inches long and 5-8 inches wide. Tufted, pinnate fronds are shiny and dark green. Stem is strong and flexible; brown at the base. Leaves are leathery and display distinct veins.

Seasonal Availabilty


Vase Life

12-14 days

Purchasing Hints

Foliage should be free of yellow tips and stems cut angularly in neat fashion.

Care and Handling

Remove bundle ties and slant cut one inch from stems base. Place stems in 2- 3 inches of tepid water. Do not add floral preservatives to water. Mist foliage and store in a cooler at 36 degrees F.

Design Tips

Excellent base for most arrangements. Slant cut smaller pieces off of frond for all size needs. Slant cut stem for easy insertion into floral foam.

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