About The Macho Fern

Nephrolepis biserrate is commonly known as Macho ferns or broad sword ferns. This plant is mainly found in Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. This plant is ideal for growing both indoors and outdoors. In Florida, it is one of the plants which are marked as protected. The population of these ferns has decreased by a large number in the last decade due to human intervention. 


This big, bold green and classy fern carry massive and burly foliage. It can grow up to 4 feet tall, bearing up to 6 feet long fronds. The plant is usually epiphytic and mainly found near wet areas and swamps. The stems of the plant have grown red hairs. It bears big, brawny ferns supporting green fronds with broad, bold green leaves.

Growing Conditions and Care

Macho fern performs best in partial or indirect shade. Avoid placing them in a location receiving direct sunlight a full day. It is the best suitable plant to grow indoors in medium to bright indirect sunlight. In direct sunlight, the delicate fronds will get burnt. The plant thrives in well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. 

The plant is not drought-tolerant. It needs to be watered regularly to keep the soil moist. Depending upon temperature conditions, it can be watered once or twice a week when planted indoors. Keep your plant safe from frost and move them indoors during cold winters. Fertilize the young plant with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer to ensure desired growth. Once the plant becomes established, it doesn’t need to be fertilized often. It is a pest-free plant but may require little care. 

Come and Get The  Macho fern for your Landscape

.If you are looking for a trusted nursery providing high-quality Macho ferns in Florida, call JMC Landscaping to know if this beautiful plant is currently available with us. You may also visit our Garden Center in Pine Island to choose your favorite plant by yourself. We also provide landscaping services in Cape Coral, Naples, Fort Myers, and all of Southwest Florida. We have a group of experienced landscapers providing high-class landscaping services. Visit us today to turn your backyard into a beautiful landscape. 

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