Beautiful crested Cretan Brake Fern, Pteris cretica 'Mayii', in a 4in nursery pot.
This plant grows well in outdoor shade, these are the conditions for indoor growing:
Light: Bright Filtered or Indirect Light
Thrives in bright, but indirect light. Can tolerate bright medium light conditions such as in front of an unobstructed northern or eastern window, but may lose some density in foliage.
Likes to stay consistently moist. Water 2x a week or more depending on environment.
Soil Type: Well-draining with moisture retention
A blend of peat moss, coco coir, or sphagnum for moisture retention, sand, gravel, or perlite for drainage, and potting soil.
Toxicity Level: Not toxic to animals.
Additional Information: Though ferns are known as shade plants, indoors, ferns need really bright filtered light to grow well. They use a lot of water and need adequate light in their environment to help them look their best without browning or crisping. Many varieties also benefit greatly from high humidity.
4in Cretan Brake Fern
Plant Health: At Paraíso we go above and beyond to ensure our plants are healthy and ready to thrive indoors. We spray every surface of each plant with organic cold-pressed Neem Oil. Neem is an organic horticultural oil that is a highly effective pest control and helps to ensure your plant's long-term health.
We strive for our plants to be the healthiest and most lush around because we care deeply about plant health.