Pteris is a genus of about 280 species of ferns in the Pteridoideae subfamily of the Pteridaceae. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Many of them have linear frond segments, and some have sub-palmate division
Common name: cretan brake Color: dark-brown Bloom time: Non-flowering Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care Trembling brake or Australian brake (Pteris tremula) is one of the largest brake ferns with fronds 10 to 24 inches long. It is a fast grower and enthusiastic in its production of newly unfolding fiddleheads. Fronds are long, delicate and pale green. It is easily cultivated and hardy in U. S.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 18°C (64°F)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
The cretan brake or ribbon fern (Pteris cretica) grows at a moderate rate and is hardy in USDA zones 8 to 10.
Its fronds reach heights of 8 to 24 inches but are deciduous in winter.
The stipes or divisions along the fronds are nearly as long as the fronds themselves, giving the leaves the appearance of open hands.
Special Feature: Houseplant for shady areas. Use Medicinal use:
Pteris (brake) is a genus of about 280 species of ferns in the Pteridoideae subfamily of the Pteridaceae.
They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Note: for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.