Christmas Fern in woods
Christmas Fern
No sun, but want something unique? Perfect for cottage or urban gardens, Christmas Ferns are shade dwellers that love moist soil and an extra drink on hot days. Planted as groundcover or in an indoor hanging basket.
Botanical Name: Polystichum acrostichoides
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Bloom colour: Green
Sun or Shade: Shade
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 2 feet (70 cm)
USA, Eastern Canada
It grows well in hardiness zones: 5-10


Rich, rocky woods. Stream banks, swamps, thickets.
Water requirement: Moderate watering.
Requires cool, moist, well-drained soils.


Christmas Ferns are easy to care for. They do not require pruning but dead, brown leaves can be removed as needed. Keep soil moist, water about once a week on mild days and more often on hot days.
Multiplies through spores.


Spread: Green fronds that grow up to 2 inches.


The Christmas Fern got its name because it stays green throughout the holidays.

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