- Common Name: Spider Brake or Spider Fern Sun Exposure: Light Grows in the shade, ideally in the woods and along moist banks. Hardiness Zones:6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Mature Height:1-2 feet Spread:to 1 foot Spacing:24-36 in. (60-90 cm) Growth Rate:Year 1-
PTERIDIUM AQUILINUM - BRAKE FERN
Brake fern can go by Eagle fern, and also the Bracken fern as well as a few others.
This fern grows almost everywhere that is a temperate or subtropical region. It will grow in USDA Climate zones six through ten. Like most ferns, this one grows well in damp conditions. This fern prefers partial to full shade. They have a mature size of one foot to two feet in width and one foot but as large as six feet in height in the best conditions. This fern has very light spores and because of this can be found throughout most of the world. It's highly adaptable and can even b Among all the different plants in the Pteris genus grown indoors, the brake fern is one of the most popular of all. The brake fern's particularly high popularity is largely attributable to the relative ease with which it can be plants compared to other members of the fern family. The brake fern originates from the subtropical and tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. It is classified as a species of evergreen fern and typically grows to be anywhere between 1-2.5 feet tall at maximum. As a relatively small fern, if maintenance is particularly easy to manage without requiring heavy watering or frequent trimming. The brake fern is easily recognized by its relatively pale center and broad, serrated leaflets. The plant grows through the process of clump-forming, in which subterranean rhizomes bear a series of numerous string-like stalks. The stalks eventually go on to produce the broad leaflets that the brake fern is known for. The plant's fronds are curved and can each produce a maximum of five pinnae. While the brake fern is a relatively low-maintenance indoor plant, the most ideal growing environment for it to grow in is one that has a slightly higher humidity level than what is ideal for other members of the fern family. Because the brake fern is usually capable of robustly enduring a slightly higher number of mistakes in the way that it is tended to while it grows, it's a suitable plant project to take on for beginning gardeners who are just learning the ropes. Climate Zone: 6 to 10 Mature Height: 1 to 2 feet Mature Width: 1 to 2 feet Sunlight: Partial to Full Shade
Brake Fern Ships As: Bareroot Plant