2.9 out of 5 (7 experiences)
Also known as
Slender Brake, Silver Lace Fern, Sword Brake Fern, silver ribbon fern, Silverlace Fern and Pteris ensiformis.
How to care for Brake Fern
Brake Fern needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Brake Fern may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Brake Fern after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.