Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making

Florida Ferns for Floral Arrangements



Botanical Name

Podocarpus macrophyllus (Podocarpaceae Family)


Woody ornamental with deep green, needle-like leaves 2-3 inches in length. Overall length is 16- 24 inches long.

Seasonal Availabilty


Vase Life

7-10 days

Purchasing Hints

Leaves should be dark green and shiny in appearance and also free from black spots or black powder.

Care and Handling

Remove bundle ties and slant-cut one-quarter inch from stems base. Place stems in 2-3 inches of water. Store in cooler at 36 degrees F.

Design Tips

Nice filler for large arrangements. Covers mechanics like floral foam or frogs nicely and can be spray painted for added decoration.

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