Resurrection Fern

Low wholesale prices on large quantity purchases of 100+ plants
$6.33
We offer a 1-year unconditional warranty.
Height At Maturtiy
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
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Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Resurrection Fern

    Posted by Robin Peterson on 27th Aug 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    Resurrection Fern

    Posted by Brittany Zader on 21st Aug 2019

    arrived in great shape and actually had planting instructions- impressed

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Resurrection Fern- Pleopeltis polypodioides - For Sale Affordable Grower Direct Prices Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

Resurrection fern, also known as pleopeltis polypodiodes, is a fern that is native to Africa, South America, and North America. The resurrection fern grows in the United States Department of Agriculture hardiness zones six through eleven. The resurrection fern is an epiphyte, or air plant, that typically grows naturally on limbs or rocks and does not require soil. Resurrection ferns are found naturally growing through the southeastern United States, west to Texas, and as far North as New York state. The resurrection fern can withstand conditions such as drought and can grow in a multitude of habitats. The resurrection fern requires a host plant to anchor itself. The resurrection fern is leathery and yellow-green in appearance and grows the widest at its middle. The resurrection fern attaches to host plants limbs and is a branching and creeping plant. The resurrection fern is sustained by water and nutrients from the host plant's bark and the air. The resurrection fern can thrive on the branches of other trees such as oaks and cypress trees. Resurrection ferns typically grow around oak trees. The resurrection fern grows approximately four to twelve inches or ten to thirty centimeters in length. 

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The resurrection fern can lose roughly 75 percent to 97 percent of its water content. When the resurrection fern loses a large amount of its water content, it will dry and appear as a brown to the grey mass of leaves. When the resurrection fern is exposed to water after a drought period, it is resurrected and comes back to life and will appear healthy and regain its natural green appearance. The resurrection fern's ability to become healthy and live through a drought period is where its name is derived as it is able to be resurrected from a state of decay or death. The resurrection fern does not die during this process.

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Resurrection Fern 

This hardy fern name for its ability to come back to life after a period of drought mainly. Unlike most plants, the Resurrection Fern can lose almost 75 percent of its water content and still not the parish. It thought that it might even be able to lose 97 percent water content in extreme drought. During this parched period, the plant dries to a brown clump but becomes green and healthy again once it exposed to water. 

 

 Found throughout the Southeast, the Resurrection Fern can live in different environments. However, they must have a host plant to anchor themselves, so they are often found living at the base of trees like oak trees. While they need this support to grow, they do not take nutrients or water from that host. 

 

 Fronds are usually 4 to 12 inches long. They prefer moist soil and shade, getting along with other shade plants like astilbes, hostas, and caladiums. They are easy to maintain, don't harbor diseases, and are even usually safe from animals like deer or rabbits. Plus they offer a graceful note to any landscape design. 

 

 Resurrection ferns have even been to space. The Space Shuttle Discovery carried one onboard in 1997 to test the resurrection effect in zero gravity.