Resurrection fern. "Gets its name because it can survive long periods of drought by curling up its fronds and appearing desiccated, grey-brown and dead. However, when just a little water is present, the fern will uncurl and reopen, appearing to "resurrect" and restoring itself to a vivid green color within about 24 hours. It has been estimated that these plants could go 100 years without water and still revive after a single soaking."
Sunlight plays a crucial role in gardening, with many plants requiring at least six hours of direct sunlight daily for best growth. Not all places in home landscapes receive full sun, however. The homeowner must either sacrifice the cooling shade or choose plants that thrive in cool, shady conditions. Ferns, a group ...