No plant can impart the grace, elegance and lushness for the poolside or patio like a fern, but who has shade by the Pool?? Finally, a tough, drought resistant, beautiful fern for hot, sunny spots. Macho will fool any passerby into thinking it's a classic Boston fern, such is it's appearance and color. The Macho fern definitely lives up to its name. Known botanically as Nephrolepis biserrata, it can reach monolithic proportions when grown in large containers. I have had them reach over 4 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide in a 16-inch terra cotta pot. Despite this size potential, they are often sold as large baskets and look very pretty like this. If you love ferns, this one is a must have. Culture: plant in any good potting or garden soil. feed regularly for full growth potential. Full sun or shade. If this fern is cut back and mulched well, it can survive 20 degree winters. Otherwise, treat it as an Annual.