Pteris cretica 'Mayi'

ribbon fern

Eventual height & spread

Pteris cretica 'Mayi'

ribbon fern

  • 2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots
  • £11.98 £17.97
  • available to order from late spring
  • 9cm pot | 18cm tall
  • £5.99
  • available to order from late spring
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: bright, indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 20cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 10.5cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    The ‘Ribbon Fern’ is an attractive, perennial fern displaying long stemmed fronds topped with dividing, variegated green and cream leaves. ‘Mayi’ makes a great choice for a humid, indoor spot such as in a bright bathroom, where it will reward you with a host of crested tips with an occasional misting.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery alternative), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Keep the compost moist (but not waterlogged) at all times, but this can be cut back a little in winter, and place in a bright spot away from direct sunlight. These ferns love a humid atmosphere, so mist the leaves regularly with water and/or place the pot on pebbles in a tray filled with water. Maintain temperatures above 10°C in winter and avoid summer temperatures above 25°C. Repot in spring when the plant becomes root-bound.

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