Onoclea Sensibilis is a perennial fern plant from the Onocleaceae family famous for its lush tropical appearance. In the wild, this plant thrives in the Far East, North America, Japan, and China. The plant itself is extraordinarily hardy. It is commonly called “Sensitive fern” because it rapidly goes dormant during summer droughts or the first signs of frost in the fall.
This fern has a long and thin, superficial creeping rhizome. Onoclea grows rapidly and forms light-green leaves on strong petioles. In spring, they turn pinkish-bronze in color. Some of the leaves can be twisted into balls resembling a pearl string. In winter, Onoclea loses its leaves. As a result, your green pet can only serve as a decoration from spring to the first frost.