Also known as the Forest Tree Fern is a widespread and highly variable species of tree fern. The erect trunk is up to 4.5 m tall, occasionally even 6 m, and about 15 cm in diameter. Fronds are pinnate and 2-3 m in length. They are relatively easy to grow if provided with a semi-shady, moist and sheltered environment. It can likely tolerate several degrees of frost.