This soft, tufting fern with fronds from 50 cm to 1 m, grows well in partly shaded, sheltered areas. Its natural habitat is on creek banks and swampy areas so it requires moist conditions to flourish. If kept moist, it grows fast and is hardy. Left to its own devices it may disappear in the dry season, however it spores readily so often reappears in the rainy season.
This article is part of our Gardening with natives series.