Leatherleaf Fern, (otherwise known as Baker Fern - real name Arachniodes), is a member of the Dryopteridaceae family. Leatherleaf is a dark green glossy fern with triangular fronds and is commonly used in floristry as a foundation for floral bouquets and flower arrangements.
All leatherleaf fronds contain little round reproductive clusters called 'soris' on the underside of the leaves - commonly mistaken for insect eggs!
Leatherleaf is available on the wholesale flower markets all year round and the majority is imported from South America. There are three sizes usually available: Large, (50cm tall), Medium, (40cm tall), and Small, (30cm tall). The best quality leatherleaf these days is vac packed. There is usually around 20 stems of leatherleaf per bunch.
Leatherleaf is a florists favourite and is commonly used in bouquets, arrangements and wedding flowers as general greenery.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut leatherleaf please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with warm water and add flower food.
- Place the leatherleaf in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut foliage in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm some foliages). Keep the leatherleaf in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.