Plant in part or full shade. HxS 90x90cm
Despite its varied distribution – Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico and Himalaya it appears to be fully hardy in Britain. We have been growing it outdoors for fifteen years in temperatures as low as -15C.
The fronds are lance shaped and pinnate-pinnatifid and the stipe and rachis are covered with brown scales, although the form most common in cultivation has black scales. Fronds are upright in habit and dark green. Slow to reach maturity, it is nevertheless an imposing and very architectural plant.