Ladder Brake Fern (Pteris vittata)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 inches to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 36 inches to 48 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Fern i.d. by Rainbow Feb 6, 2016 8:37 PM 10

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