Native to high mountains of Mexico, this forms an upright clump of triangular green fronds, getting quite large when happy. Continues to produce new fronds for the entire season. Prefers a rich, moist soil and winter mulching is recommended until plants are established. Cut back all of the old fronds to the base in late winter. Useful as a bold specimen fern in the shade garden, growing well with Hosta and other moisture loving plants.