Nephrolepis biserrata is a tropical, evergreen plant. Macho fern can grow either as a houseplant or an outdoor specimen in warmer regions. Macho ferns can be found growing wild in Florida, Louisiana, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Macho fern comes by its name honestly. This big, brawny fern sports bright green fronds with bold, broad leaves and makes its relatives, Boston fern and Kimberly Queen fern, look little by comparison. Macho fern is ideal for large urns or planters where it has room to flex its graceful 3- to 4-foot-long fronds. It's ideal for decorating shaded or partly shaded front porches, patios, and other outdoor living areas. In the fall, you can bring your macho fern indoors and place it a bright spot out of direct sun to grow as a houseplant.