Resurrection Fern

Pleopeltis polypodioides

General Information:

This evergreen fern is commonly found growing on trees, fallen logs, stumps, ledges, and rocks. It can grow up to 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide in moist areas in full or part shade. It is an epiphytic plant which means that it is dependent on another plant to grow and have support, nutrition is not a factor. It is also an epipetric, meaning that it can also grow on rocks and hard substrates. Virtually, it is pest and disease free and resistant to small animals such as rabbits.

Medicinal Uses:

There are no known medicinal uses for the resurrection fern. 

Did You Know:

The resurrection fern was named for its ability to survive long periods of droughts and curling up and turning brown, but then ‘reviving’ itself once water is present again and turning back to green.