Helpful Gardening Tips
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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 is 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 receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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Christmas Fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, is a perennial from primarily eastern North America with green leaves even through the holiday season
This plant’s popularity comes from its fountain-like fronds that spawn from its base.
The fronds of this evergreen plant generally grow to 1 to 2 feet in length, while the plan itself usually grows 2 to 3 feet tall. The fronds stay glossy and green all year long, although they are longer when the plant is fertile. The Christmas Fern is also one of the first ferns to emerge again in the spring. When the fronds emerge, they initially are upright. They later arch gently to the grown and become solid ground cover when fully mature. That also means their appearance will change slightly throughout the year, giving a refreshing change to the look of a large garden.
Christmas Fern performs best in excellent, moist soil with lots of shade, as this plant originated from a rocky, vegetation-lush habitat
According to the USDA, it grows best in hardiness zones 3 through 9. This hardy plant is also resistant to damage from pests such as small animals and deer, making it an excellent choice for those in northern states with deer problems. It provides excellent ground cover and accents. They can be used as a border for a more extensive garden, to fill space in a large yard, or even used as a potted houseplant.
Christmas Ferns can also be placed in a planter. To allow moist but not excessively saturated soil, be sure to mist them at least once a week. Indoors these plants will do best near a window that will provide daytime sunlight and afternoon shade to prevent overexposure to the sun or risk of drying out the fern’s soil. Luckily, this fern isn’t hard to take care of and does not need to be regularly pruned, making it an excellent choice for a gardener.