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Brake Ferns

Brake Ferns

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Brake Fern-Pteris cretica Hardy Planting Zones- 8-10 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full Shade Mature Height - 12-18" Mature Width- 12-24" -Gardener Status- Medium

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Brake Ferns is an excellent addition to any home. 

Botanical Latin Name: Dryopteris filixmas 

Common Name: Spider Brake or Spider Fern
Sun Exposure: Light Grows in the shade, ideally in the woods and along moist banks.
Mature Height:1-2 feet
Spread:to 1 foot
Spacing:24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Growth Rate:Year 1-2 ft.
Flowering Time: After a few months, you will begin to see a green mossy growth on the soil
How Long It Flowers: 90 days
Flower Color: green
Soil Requirements: Grows well in rich nutrient heavy soil.
Pruning: it is best to space it out over a week or so to limit the amount of shock to the plant.
Flower Form: The root of the plant is short and stumpy. Brake Ferns is either right on the surface or just below it. The base of the leaves are very hairy, and the crown is brown. Each fond is full, and they are spread out. It is mostly green and is a stunning plant that thrives off arsenic and uses it to grow.

 Brake Fern is widely spread and grows on almost every continent.

This plant can adapt to almost any conditions except in the most extreme cold or heat levels. This plant is excellent around ponds because of its fern looks. 

Brake Ferns




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