Cretan Brake, Ribbon Fern
Variegated Cretan Brake cultivars need bright light for intensive leaf coloring. Some morning or evening sun is welcome. The green forms do also good if placed in part shade. Hot summer afternoon sun can cause leaf burn.
Mixes for container plants, vegetables or herbs can be used.
Allow the compost to max. dry to 70 % of the pots height before adding water.
If Pteris cretica is placed above 20 °C (60 °F) a half diluted standard liquid fertilizer can be given every month or second month. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
The Cretan Brake can be grown warm the year round but also tolerates a winter rest period at 10 to 15 °C (50 to 59 °F). Minimum temperature for short time is 5 °C (41 °F).
By division or spores.
- Scientific name
- Common name(s)
Cretan Brake, Cretan Brake Fern, Ribbon Fern
Africa, Asia, Europe
20 to 60 cm
No but not edible