Leatherleaf

By far the most popular cut foliage for use in arrangements, with year-round availability and good display life. Leather Leaf is a flat triangular shaped fern. Leatherleaf‘s dark green foliage branches symmetrically from a central stem, starting wide at the bottom and narrowing towards a pointed tip.

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Species: Rumohra adiantiformis
Origin: Native to the Southern Hemisphere (Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Central America).
Symbolizes: The specific epithet name is from the Greek "adianton" (unwettable) referring to the fronds' ability to shed water. Leather leaf is thought to symbolize delicate attention to a subject, either a person or an event.
Also Known As: Leatherleaf Fern

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 7-21 days

What to Look for When Purchasing

The Fronds ( fern "leaves") are triangular, coarsely toothed, 3-4 pinnate at base, 10-24 inches long (25-61 cm). Sori are located on the bottom side of the fronds. Avoid wilted, yellow fronds, broken edges or leatherleaf with signs of dehydration.

Foam Info

Performs well

Design Tips

The popular Leatherleaf, a prominent member of the fern family, is an attractive filler for any floral arrangement. Adding texture and depth to contemporary and traditional designs, their wiry stems give way to a triangular-shaped web of sprouting leaves. Prior to designing, re-cut stems and condition greens in clean buckets with flower food solution for about 2 hours. The full triangular shape makes Leatherleaf an ideal background for highlighting flowers in any floral designs. The brown bumps found on the back of some leaves have no detrimental effect on life.

Ethylene Sensitivity

Low sensitivity

Pest & Disease Information

Leatherleaf are resilient to diseases post-harvest.

Troubleshooting

Frond curl (postharvest wilt) is a physiological disorder characterized by partial or complete folding of the pinna (leaflets) along the midvein and/or complete frond wilting. It is a major problem for the Leatherleaf industry, especially in mid to late summer. The precise cause of this disorder is unknown but water stress can make it worse. When possible, store Leatherleaf in cooler in closed boxes with an inner protective liner of plastic or damp paper. Under proper temperature and humidity conditions, it can be stored for over a week. Greens should be misted lightly as needed to keep moist, but not soggy. Do not leave Leatherleaf unprotected in a spot where direct air is blowing on it.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Leatherleaf, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

BreedersGrowersBouquet OperationsTransportersWholesalersFloristsEvent Planners & DesignersSupermarkets & Club StoresEcommerce & DropshippersFlower Enthusiasts
Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea          
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Bulb 100
FloraLife® Bulb 100          
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Sachet
EthylBloc™ Sachet     
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100          
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100          
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100          
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA          
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200          
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
FloraLife® Transport Paper
FloraLife® Transport Paper       
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap   
Feed
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300          
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA      
FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300          
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory   
FloraLife® Finishing Touch
FloraLife® Finishing Touch   
FloraLife® HydroSpray
FloraLife® HydroSpray    
FloraLife® LeafShine
FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free   
FloraLife® MaxShine
FloraLife® MaxShine    
Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
FloraLife® Blend Center 
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector 
Customer Care
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets          
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets