Ferns are one of the most popular plants grown by enthusiasts for a good reason. The Dwarf Japanese Firn being more tolerant of lower lighting conditions than others in the species sure doesn't hurt its reputation as one of my favorites.
The Dwarf Japanese Fern (Cyrtomium falcatum), also commonly known as the "Holly Fern," is a fern native to Japan and Eastern Asia. This plant has also been naturalized in other parts of the world, including Hawaii, Australia, and North America.
The Holly Fern grows to a height of around 24" (61cm) and can reach a spread of nearly 3ft(1m). Identification of this fern species is simple due to its sickle-shaped deep green fronds. Leaves of this plant can grow up to nearly 18" (45cm) in length in pairs of 6-10 leaves. This striking fern has no smell and does not produce flowers.