Helpful Gardening Tips
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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.
|Ships Year Round|
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.