- Botanical Name: Pteris ensiformis
Common Name(s): Silver Lace
- Description: Native to Asia and the Pacific, the Silver Lace fern is the most common variant of the Pteris ensiformis species, with its delicate, silvery green leaves and compact growth habit. Outdoors, the Silver Lace fern can survive year round in subtropical climates such as California. Care is similar, if not easier, than other ferns, requiring indirect sunlight, humidity, and pruning. It can grow up to 1-2.5 feet.
- Care Ferns tend to like moist, well-drained soil and high humidity to thrive. Add some coarse sand or perlite to help improve drainage in your potting mixes. Cold drafts can cause their fronds to turn brown on the edges and tips. Bright filtered light is best.