Christmas Fern Characteristics
Christmas Fern are attractive, hardy ferns that are well adapted to many growing conditions. Dry or moist soils are tolerable as long as there is no standing water. Christmas Fern are popular choices for low-growing erosion control as they are able to tolerate drought and shallow soils. Heavy Shade is not an issue for these hardy ferns. Planting at an angle to allow runoff helps to avoid root rot.
There are few serious disease or insect issues that threaten the health of Christmas Fern. Crown and root rot are possible in poorly drained soils.