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Pteris cretica 'Parkeri'

Cretan brake 'Parkeri'

A tender, evergreen fern, often grown as a houseplant, with broad foliage and fronds which are a mid to deep green, darkening as they age.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Pteridaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Pteris can be evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous ferns, with short or long rhizomes and fronds that may be pinnate to 4-pinnate

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow as a houseplant in indirect light and away from cold drafty windows or direct heat sources. See how to grow ferns as houseplants for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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