Resurrection Fern

Q: We are considering purchasing a home with large, mature trees in the front yard that have ferns growing on the branches in a couple of places. Is this a sign of weakness/illness in the tree?

A: The ferns are no problem at all. They are called resurrection fern because they turn brown in times of drought.

When it rains, they transform themselves overnight into a sea of tufted greenery on tree branches. Consider yourself lucky to own such a fascinating plant. Point the ferns out to friends who come to your housewarming!

see also Transplanting Resurrection Fern

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