It is an evergreen, vining perennial that is not a fern at all, but a member of the lily family. It is a very popular House Plant. It develops small, single, white nodding flowers in summer at the joint between stem and leaf. These mature into berry-like fruits that turn from orange-red to purple-black.
The apple blossom cassia is an amazing tree covered with variably pink flowers. The trunk's bark is smooth and gray. The foliage flops and dangles in the breeze, making the appleblossom cassia look frothy and elegant.