Tough and easy to grow, these are the most widely used of all ferns. For native Western sword ferns, see Polystichum.Nephrolepis obliterata
From northwestern Australia. Grows to 3 to 4 1/2 ft. high and wide. Similar to Nephrolepis cordifolia but has darker green, somewhat narrower fronds. Used mainly as a houseplant. Habit is stiffer and more erect than that of Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’, and plant is more tolerant of low humidity and both high and low light conditions.
A Hawaiian native, this plant is found in various habitats—dry to wet, sea level to high elevati...
From Brazil, but naturalized at higher elevations throughoutHawaiian Islands. Known botanically as
Native to Hawaii. Slow-growing, highly variable plant; may form a small, erect to prostrate shrub or g...