This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
This is a remarkable Fern from the Old World Tropics, having twice or thrice pinnate fronds 6-15 ft. long, and gracefully spreading. It requires stove treatment; but owing to its great size is only met with in large establishments. Small plants, however, are obtainable for 3s. or 4s.