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Fern

Pteris spp.

Also known as

Table Fern, Brake Fern, Dish Fern

Pteris hillebrandii (5806384258) by David Eickhoff (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Fern Overview

Pteris is a genus containing around 300 species of fern in the Pteridaceae family native to the tropics and subtropics worldwide. Members of this genus are evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous with pinnate fronds. They are commonly cultivated as houseplants and go by the common name Brake or Brake Fern. One species, P. vittata, has been found to hyperaccumulate arsenic from contaminated soils and could be used in bioremediation clean-up projects.

Common problems with Fern

How to propagate Fern

Spores

Division

You can propagate by division in the spring.

Special features of Fern

Attractive leaves

Damp | Soil Specific

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