E11. Laua'e Fern

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Bearing fronds that resemble breadfruit leaves, the hardy Laua'e fern is one of the most beautiful and well known ferns throughout the Hawaiian islands.  Its snaky green stems intertwine at ground level with carpets of shiny indented finger-like leaves.  Its leaves can be as large as 2' long.  Laua'e fern require moisture, warmth and shade to insure optimal growth.  Cut fronds can last about a week for flower displays.