Resurrection Fern

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$11.99
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,

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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

Resurrection Fern gets its name because it can lose up to 75 percent of its water content and still come back to life. When it does not get enough water, it will look like a grayish brown clump of leaves, but once it gets moisture again, it is a beautiful green color. Researchers theorize it can live over 100 years with no humidity, and spring back to life once it receives moisture. Children are often fascinated by the process of watching the gray-brown clump spring back to life in just a few hours when they are spritzed with a water bottle. While researchers are not exactly sure how the resurrection plant works, they know the plant has more sugar alcohol in its system than most other plants, and that may help protect it from the stresses that cause most other plants to die.
 

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

 

It has a definite preference for oak trees where its long, winding rhizomes hook themselves securely to the tree's bark without harming it. It prefers the shade of trees, but it will grow on the sunny side of trees when necessary. Evergreen colored fronds can be seen growing up to 12 inches in length can produce off the main stem in an alternating pattern. The fronds are oblong with rounded edges. They can quickly grow up to eight feet long as long as they have a source to keep providing them moisture. There are over 1,200 different varieties of resurrection plants found around the world, and researchers believe there will be even more discovered in some of the world's forests that have not been explored well yet.

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

 
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