Cretan Brake Fern – How to Grow Care Guide

Please tell me what kind of plant this is and how to take care of it.


Your plant is a type of Cretan Brake fern.

Green and white Silver Cretan Brake Fern
Silver Cretan Brake Fern


This is an easy fern to have as a houseplant. Two things to avoid are dry air and allowing the soil to totally dry out. Fronds die, turn yellow, or the tips turn brown when the air is too dry or the soil is too dry. Here are some care tips for you.

Light: Bright indirect light but no direct sun.

Water: Keep soil barely moist al all times.

Plant Food: Feed monthly in spring and summer. Always dilute your plant food to 1/2 the recommended strength

Humidity: A Cretan Brake Fern really needs high humidity. If the air in your home is very dry, consider setting your fern on a wet pebble tray. Fill a shallow dish with a 2″ layer of small stones or pebbles. Fill saucer with water until only top 1/4 of the pebbles are out of the water.  Set the plant on the pebbles, making sure it is sitting on dry pebbles and not in the water. Replace the water as it evaporates into the air.