Plant Care Australian brake
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Australian brake

Also known as

Tender brake, Tender brakefern and Shaking brake

Taxonomy

Pteris tremula
Pteris
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Australian brake

Water

How often to water your Australian brake

Water needs for Australian brake
0.5 cups
every 9

Australian brake needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Australian brake

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Australian brake in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Australian brake: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Australian brake 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Australian brake in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Australian brake

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Australian brake: repot after 2X growth

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 Australian brake after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Australian brake

Australian brake

Australian brake


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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