Christmas ferns occur in both dry and moist wooded areas, moist banks and ravines.
Christmas ferns prefer partial shade, but will tolerate a fair amount of direct sunlight, as long as the soil is kept moist to prevent the plant from drying out.
Christmas ferns will propagate best by dividing the clump of roots into several smaller plants in the spring.
The rhizomes must be planted just below the surface of the soil to ensure their continued growth. There are no serious problems with pests involving Christmas ferns.
The Christmas fern will be hardy in zones four through nine.
Found mostly in woodlands, Christmas ferns should be placed in a garden in masses, or added to shade beds for year round color and contrasts with other perennials.
Christmas ferns serve as excellent erosion control, as they prefer the lower parts of woodland hillsides and stream banks.