Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

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.

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


In nature Rich, rocky woods. Stream banks, swamps, thickets..


Companion plant suggestions include Evergreens

Caring for Christmas Fern

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.

It is happiest in Requires cool, moist, well-drained soils.

In terms of water, Christmas Fern needs Moderate watering.