Lecanopteris curtisii is robust species of ant fern, and is native to Sumatra. It has fronds that can be almost two feet long on adult plants! The rhizomes of this species have a waxy blue-green coating, and can be up to several inches wide! They attach to the bark of living trees, resembling a huge green caterpillar with spikes when young, but then turning brown with age. But the most unique thing about these plants is the fact that the rhizomes are HOLLOW, and are used by native ant species as a home. BIZARRE! Ants are not needed for the health of these plants, however. It can be grown as an outdoor plant in the southern US, but should be protected from colder weather...similar to most Nepenthes species. It can be grown in a pot or hanging basket with soil, peat or bark. However, one of the most striking ways to display full sized plants is by growing it attached to a piece of wood or bark and hanging it on the wall or patio, similar to what many growers do with staghorn ferns of the genus Platycerium. Potted and ready to grow to reduce stress!