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Resurrection Fern

$5.99
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,

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

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Reviews (1)

  • 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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Resurrection Fern- Pleopeltis polypodioides

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. 

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.

Resurrection Fern can also be grown as a houseplant as long as its roots are kept constantly wet.

 

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