Silver Ribbon Fern
I'm the Silver Ribbon Fern. Unlike some of the other ferns out there, I am much more forgiving and easier to take care of. My striking leaves makes me unique and will immediately catch the eye of any of your guests as I contrast from most other houseplants. I am completely safe for pets and make a great addition to any office, bathroom, or bedroom. I am also a popular and great choice for terrariums.
Difficulty Level: easy to care for
Light Needed: bright, indirect light
Water: even moisture
Plant Traits: pet-friendly, air purifying, easy to care for
The Silver Ribbon Fern is a unique fern with bright foliage that are a creamy white color with a bold green outline. The feather like leaves give the plant a graceful look to attract any audience. The leaves come out in a forked shape appearance and are long and narrow. Like most other ferns, it does prefer high humidity and moist soil. It is a great choice if you have pets or want something a bit more unique than your typical fern.
Botanical Name: Pteris cretica 'Albolineata'
Nicknames: Ribbon Fern, Silver Ribbon Fern, Cretan Brake Fern, Cretan Fern, Table Fern, Variegated Table Fern, Button Fern, Bird's Foot Fern
Plant Type: Fern
Native To: Europe, Asia, and Africa
Mature Size: Up to 2.5' tall
Leaf Color: Green, white, cream
Leaf Shape: Long and narrow
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bathroom, office, kitchen
Health Benefits: Helps keep the air in your home clean
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Healthy & happy plant in premium soil
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BIODEGRADABLE GROW POT
Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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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.