A wonderful highland plant. Older specimens have a waxy layer which gives them a slightly blueish shine. The species can easily distinguished from the similar L. holttumii by the arrangement of the sori as seen in the pictures.
All species of Lecanopteris can be grown in an open mix consisting of Sphagnum, perlite, peat, bark and other compounds that enhance drainage. While they grow directly on the bark of older trees, in cultivation growing them mounted on bark does not work too well. Plants tend to grow extremely slow when grown that way. In cultivation all species take benefit from being fertilized regularly using Osmocote. In the wild this job is done by ants inhabiting the rhizome of the clumps. In order to avoid ugly leaf-spots, water should not be standing on the leaves over night.
Highland species prefer cool nights of less than 20°C. During daytime the temperature may rise to 25°C and even higher for short periods.