This fern has an open growing habit, with extremely broad, leathery leaflets, and is used both for landscape gardening and as a house plant. It is a large coarse fern, with spreading rhizomes, green, with pendant pinnate fronds 1/2 to 1 inch long(1-5 cm), the pinnea somewhat leathery. It looks fine in a 15 cm (6 inch) pot outdoors, but is at its best in a 25 cm(10 inch), or larger, basket. It is an excellent landscape fern and will not turn brown inside the plant easily. It is an extremely strong variety which can be grown in wet conditions and in coastal areas.