The name Pteris originates from the Greek word for ‘feather’ and when you look at its delicate fronds you can see why. The silver lace fern is an unusual variety that originates from South East Asia. Though its slender fronds and palm-like foliage give it a more upright structure than other ferns, they have very similar needs.
Moist soil and plenty of humidity are the two most important things to remember. If your fern’s leaves are looking a little crispy, check that the soil is slightly damp and give it a good mist. Once leaves have turned brown, they won’t return to green, so give your fern a good haircut every now and then.
Did you know?
There are nearly 300 species of pteris ferns around the world; that’s a lot of frondy friends.