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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Resurrection Fern- Pleopeltis polypodioides
The resurrection fern is an air plant so it must attach itself to another plant, which is how it collects its moisture.
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.