How to grow Pteris cretica

Pteris cretica growing fern of the genus Pteris also known as Cretan brake fern or Ribbon fern, Pteris cretica perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Pteris cretica leaves

Leaves color green with white in elliptic shape the leaves grow in pinnate structure.

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How to grow Pteris cretica growing and care:

Moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaf

Size of the plant:
20-80cm, 8-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Scientific name:

Pteris cretica

How to grow Pteris cretica

Pteris cretica


  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Fern
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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