The Silver Ribbon Fern likes bright, indirect light but never expose them to direct sunlight or the leaves will burn.
Keep a consistent watering schedule, allowing for even moisture at all times. This is not a drought tolerant plant. Make sure your pot has good drainage so the roots are not sitting in stagnant water.
The ideal temperature for this plant is between 55°F - 75°F but not below 50°F. It is somewhat hardy in that it can tolerate lower temperatures but a standard household temperature is best. If your temperature is lower, reduce watering until the top of the soil dries out. This fern grows best in a humid environment so mist the leaves in the morning or give the plant a humidifier.
Ribbon ferns can grow to about 1' to 2.5' tall. They have a moderate growth rate and can reach maturity in 2 to 5 years. Give the plant a half strength fertilizer every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season, April through September, to encourage healthy new growth on your plant.
This plant likes to be somewhat root bound so only repot when the roots fill the pot. Repot your plant during the spring using a new planter that is 1" larger than the current size. Use any well-draining or peat based soil. Do this every one to two years, diving the plant if it is mature.
The best way to propagate this plant is through division. Divide your plant into clumps by using a sharp knife to gently remove sections of the plant from each other, ensuring each clump has healthy roots. Gently repot each new clump into a planter with well-draining soil. Propagating should take place during the early spring.
This plant is completely safe and non-toxic to pets.
About the Silver Ribbon Fern