|The giant leather fern grows along canals,
ditches, sloughs, ponds and areas with generally moist soil. It prefers
full sun for at least part of the day but will grow where shaded.
The fronds are two meters long or longer, and grow in large clumps,
arching to more or less erect in the middle of the clump. The pinnae,
or leaves, are very close together on the frond and helps to distinguish
between this leather fern and the golden leather fern.