Pteris Fern Silver Lace

Pteris Fern Silver Lace

Distinctive foliage.

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Sensational green fronds with a silver variegation. The silver becomes more prominent as the fronds mature. The gorgeous colouring is much sought after.
Easy care and long lived. Other common names for the Silver Lace Fern are Slender Brake Fern, or Sword Brake Fern. They are well branched and quite elegant.
SIZE (HxW): 20-50cm x 20-50cm
I SEE THE LIGHT: Bright, indirect light is ideal. You should be able to read during the day in their position in the room without turning on a light. The occasional rotation (an easy way to remember is to do this when you water) will result in fuller growth.
I NEED A DRINK: Water fairly freely spring/summer and less in winter – roughly every other week. The fronds will turn brown if they are lacking water (you can prune them off to keep the plant tidy) remedy the situation by soaking them thoroughly in a sink/bucket (wait until the bubbles stop) then allow the pot to drain, like a phoenix they should rise again. Brown leaf tips could also be a sign they need some humidity, you can do this by sitting the pot on a saucer with rocks and water, creating a microclimate with other plants, using a humidifier, moving it to a bathroom, misting with a sprayer, or growing your plant in a terrarium. So many options!
I WILL SURVIVE: In pots or hanging baskets, choose a good quality potting mix to ensure they have the drainage they need. Choose an container with drainage holes, or be promise to be careful with watering - they don’t like to sit in boggy soils. A diluted liquid fertiliser in spring and summer every fortnight will keep them happy and healthy.
Repot in spring, gradually increasing the size of the pot and only as they become overcrowd in their current home, or need a refresh, ensuring you keep the crown above the soil when you replant. They resent cold draughts or heating/air con vents and won’t last long near any of these.

Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm



Botantical name

Pteris ensiformis








Cool to Tropical


Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Frost Tender


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7.5 cm

Water needs