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Pteris cretica - Plant

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cretan brake
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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: brown
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
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. Use a sandy, soil-based potting mix with some added limestone chips.

Sunlight: Part shade to full shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 50-55°F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Fading of leaf vegetation may occur if plants are exposed to sun or light that is too bright.
  • Leaves turn brown, first on margins and curl if too dry or too little water.
  • Pteris cretica cv.


Special Feature:
Houseplant for shady areas.
Use
Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b616

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