Rumohra adiantiformis is a well-known groundcover fern belonging to the Dryopteridaceae family and is native to many countries in South America and Africa, as well as some small islands. Because of its beautiful appearance, the plant has become popular for growing indoors, but the spores can contain toxins that are harmful to animals and humans.
Identify Leatherleaf Fern by its dark green leaves that have small incisions along the entire length and the familiar triangular shape of ferns. It is interesting that the reproductive clusters, better known as sori, grow on the lower part of the leaves. Sori are covered with a special film and a small scale that serves as effective protection.
Leatherleaf Fern grows up to 90 cm (3 ft) tall, and its fronds can be up to 150 cm (5 ft) wide. The roots are long and creeping, thanks to which it effectively absorbs moisture.