Identify Indoor Fern Houseplant

Could you help me identify my new fern? Thanks

Hi Tom,

Green and White fern

Your plant is called a Cretan Brake Fern, white and green variegated. The Cretan brake fern is one of the most popular grown indoors from the Pteris genus. Here are a few care tips in case you need them:

Light: bright indirect

Water: keep soil barely moist at all times

fertilizerPlants need fertilizer only when they are actively growing. Slow growing plants in low light require very little plant food. Too much fertilizer is worse than not enough. Most plants prefer a water soluble plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Plants that are in bloom or dormant should not be fertilized. Houseplant food contains nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). A fertilizer containing these elements in equal proportion is considered a balanced plant food. Nitrogen helps in photosynthesis and encourages the growth of leaves and stems. Potassium and phosphorus also help in photosynthesis and aid in root and flower development. Most fertilizers have trace elements of other minerals that are lacking in the soil but are necessary for good plant growth. Fertilizers have a high salt content. If a plant is not producing new leaves and doesn’t absorb the fertilizer, salts build up in the soil. These salts can burn the roots, discolor the leaves, and cause new growth to be small.: Feed monthly from April – September. Always dilute the plant food to 1/2 the recommended strength.

Humidity: Likes high humidity.

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