Pteris cretica crestata - Plant

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Winter hardy to USDA Zone 9-12. In St. Louis, grow indoors in a warm, humid environment in bright indirect light to shade. Avoid direct sun. Likes high humidity, and appreciates a humidified room or being set on a tray of wet pebbles.

Common name: cretan brake
Color: green
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Light: Moderate to bright (indirect) light. It also thrives under fluorescent light. Soil: Any good-quality potting mix with added perlite for good drainage. Fertilizer: Feed monthly spring through fall with a balanced house plant fertilizer diluted by half.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: Cool nights (50-55°F/10-13°C) and warm days (60-70°F/16-21°C)

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Water: Keep the potting mix lightly moist at all times.
  • This Mediterranean fern needs slightly less water than its rainforest cousins, so take care not to overwater.
  • Humidity: Prefers moist air.
  • Set pot on a tray of wet pebbles and mist foliage regularly with room- temperature water when humidity drops in winter.


Special Feature:
Houseplant for shady areas.
Use
Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Reference:
http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/brake-fern.html http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b616
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