Pteris cretica crestata - Plant
Common name: cretan brake
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
Temprature: Cool nights (50-55Â°F/10-13Â°C) and warm days (60-70Â°F/16-21Â°C)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- 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.
Houseplant for shady areas.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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