A fascinating, but common fern which gets its name from its apparent ability to return from the dead after a rain shower.
Common Name: Resurrection Fern
Botanical Name: Polypodium polypodioides
Plant Type: Fern usually found growing on trees.
Soil Requirements: Grows on trees, but is not a parasite. The fern is an air plant, which means it attaches itself to other plants and absorbs the water and nutrients that collect on the outer surface of bark.
Water Requirements: High drought tolerance.
Light Requirements: Light to medium shade.
Leaves: Small, deeply divided fronds that are open and dark green when they have plenty of moisture, curled up and appearing brown and dead when dry.
Uses: An interesting curiosity plant.
Propagation: Spores, division of rhizomes.
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