Antfern. The only Lecanopteris without hollow rhizomes. The rhizomes form flat shell-like structures that cover tree-branches. Ants live under these shells. The leaves are very pretty due to their reddish veins. A very beautiful plant. Very interesting and rare in collections. Short supply!
Lecanopteris, though best grown under warmhouse condditions, tolerate a wide range of temperatures. The scale-covered species such as L. crustacea and L. lomarioides can even be grown on windowsills as they accept lower humidities than the glabrous ones such as L. carnosa or L. luzonensis. All Lecanopteris species respond very well to fertilizer such as Osmocote.