Plant Care Chinese Brake

Chinese Brake

Also known as

Chinese ladder brake and Ladder brake

Taxonomy

Pteris vittata
Pteris
Pteridaceae
Polypodiales

How to care for Chinese Brake

Water

How often to water your Chinese Brake

Water needs for Chinese Brake
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese 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 Chinese Brake

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Chinese Brake in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Brake: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chinese 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 Chinese Brake in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Brake

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese 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 Chinese Brake after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Chinese Brake

Chinese Brake

Chinese 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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