Pteris cretica 'Gautheri' /Cretan Brake Fern, Ribbon Fern

Pteris cretica 'Gautheri'  / Pteris cretica 'Gautheri'
Narrow variegated fronds with variegated leaflets
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Narrow variegated fronds with variegated leaflets

Feathery fronds


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Scientific Name: Pteris cretica 'Gautheri'
Common Name: Cretan Brake Fern, Ribbon Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This fern produces fronds with long narrow pinnae with darker green edges and pale yellow green streaks down the center. As with most ferns this one does well in humid climates and will grow well in containers especially areas subject to hard freezes. It does best in a porous soil and stays moist. When plant becomes straggly cut back frond to rejuvenate new growth. Fertilize monthly during the period of active growth.