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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - Grown in zones 3 to 9
Bloom Season - Not a flowering plant
Bloom Color - Not a flowering plant
Height at Maturity - Typically grows up to 2 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred - Acidic and loamy soil
Sun or Shade - Partial to full shade
The Christmas fern is an evergreen perennial that grows best in hardiness zones 3 to 9.
It will grow to be 2 feet tall, with leaves stretching up to 3 feet long and 4 inches wide. As an evergreen plant that reproduces by spores, it bears no flower blooms.
The Christmas fern’s dark green leaves are leather-like in texture and provide a stark contrast to a dormant winter garden.
This plant prefers moist but well-drained soil that is acidic and loamy. It does not tolerate clay soils or standing water.
The Christmas fern must be kept in partial to full shade, as too much sun will cause the leaves to drop and turn brown. It is recommended to water the plant extra in hot weather, and once a week otherwise. Christmas ferns are best planted after the last frost has passed. After planting, arrange a four-inch layer of either shredded bark or pine needle mulch around each plant to help with moisture retention and protect it.
Fertilizer specific for acidic plants can be applied the second spring after planting. The plant only requires pruning to remove brown or damaged leaves. Christmas ferns can also be grown indoors in a hanging pot or a fern holder. Inside it is best placed by a window that receives morning sun but is shaded in the afternoon. The water requirements for indoor plants are similar to those outside, keep the soil moist and mist with water once a week to raise the humidity.