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Pteris multifida

Spider brake

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Features

  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 25m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Pteris multifida (Spider brake). This is an evergreen fern producing ovate, pale green fronds that are bipinnate and pinnatisect.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fern

Other common names

Spider fern, Brake

Origin

China, Japan

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Peaty
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need a lot of water during their early growth period and should be kept out of direct sunlight. They are often grown indoors and are best propagated from spores or by division.

Propagation

Propagated from spores or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, eelworms and sooty moulds.

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