Resurrection Fern


What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

(2 reviews) Write a Review

Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Resurrection Fern

    Posted by Barry Wright on 28th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

  • 5
    Resurrection Fern

    Posted by Frances Thomas on 28th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

Helpful Gardening Tips

Goes Well With


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.


Resurrection Fern is considered an air plant

The resurrection fern is considered an air plant or epiphyte. This means that the fern links onto other plants, using them as hosts and takes in nutrients and moisture from the atmosphere. The fern lives on limbs and branches of big trees. They are commonly seen living in oak trees. It doesn't cause any damage to the tree, but it's rhizomes are inserted into the bark of the tree. They're also found living on dead logs and rocks. The leaves are a yellow and greenish color and are usually 4 to 12 inches long. They have a leathery texture and sori can be found on the bottom of the leaves. When the leaves are dry, they curl upward so they can absorb the rain quickly when it comes. The stem is skinny and grows to be about 1/12 of an inch. Ferns are in the USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 11. They tend to produce better when they are in partial sunlight. They become to be about 6 to 8 inches tall.

Resurrection Fern, also known as pleopeltis polypodioides, is a part of the Polypodiaceae family

It is native to North America, South America, and Africa. The ferns are commonly found in southeastern states such as Georgia, Texas, New York, and Florida.

Resurrection Fern can survive without water for long periods of time

While most plants can't go without losing 10% of water, the resurrection fern can lose up to 97% of water and still live. It does this by winding up its leaves and turning a grey and brownish color, making it seem dead. The fern will unwind whenever there is water around and restore its green color. This makes it sound like it was resurrected, which is how the plant got its name. A scientist has predicted that this plant could go without water for 100 years and still be able to survive with the smallest bit of water exposure.

Resurrection Fern Ships as Bare Root