Plant Care Variegated Brake Fern

Variegated Brake Fern

Also known as

Silver Lace Fern


Pteris ensiformis 'Evergemiensis'

How to care for Variegated Brake Fern


How often to water your Variegated Brake Fern

Water needs for Variegated Brake Fern
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Brake Fern 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 Variegated Brake Fern

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Variegated Brake Fern in your home

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

Variegated 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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How to fertilize Variegated Brake Fern

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

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Care Summary for Variegated Brake Fern

Variegated Brake Fern

Variegated Brake Fern

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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