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Fern - Polypodium 'Licorice Fern' (4 Inch)
Fern - Polypodium 'Licorice Fern' (4 Inch)
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Fern - Polypodium 'Licorice Fern' (4 Inch)

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While your licorice fern is establishing itself in your garden for the first growing season, it needs plenty of moisture to survive. The licorice fern requires regular misting during the first month as well as during dry periods that follow during the first year. Once established, it's a tough plant to kill -- and that means it's low-maintenance, as long as your climate isn't dry. If you experience a stretch of hot weather, make sure the soil stays moist but never saturated. Otherwise, the licorice fern's low water requirements and epiphytic nature make it mostly self-sufficient, drawing water from the damp earth and its host plant, if it has one, to survive.