General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Giant Sword Fern
  • Macho Fern

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  • Posted by chuck7701 (McKinney, TX (DFW) - Zone 8a) on Mar 22, 2015 11:00 AM concerning plant:
    Great outside patio plant in cold zones. Does not like to be dry. Avoid direct sun, which burns the leaves. Easy to grow. Prefers moist climate or environment. Can grow well inside, but A/C or winter heating causes it to drop a lot of leaves. Growth is retarded or goes dormant in winter.

    Dividing overgrown pot is easy. Use a long serrated knife and slice through clumps of older dead growth. Can pull off masses of old dead roots. Watch for new shoots developing in the root ball. Repot chunks, allowing room to spread and grow new fronds.
Plant Events from our members
Seedfork On October 1, 2014 Obtained plant
Picked up a second plant tossed out by the road, kept it in the garage though out the winter.
Seedfork On February 1, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant needed to be protected for the winter, but was left outside.
Seedfork On April 11, 2012 Obtained plant
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