Cretan Brake Fern

Regular price R 85.00
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Scientific Name: Pteris albolineata
Synonyms: Cretan Brake Fern, Table Fern, Ribbon Fern

  • Easy care variety of fern
  • Majestic patterned foliage
  • Loves bright light
  • Ideal for the beginner fern lover

If you are new to ferns but afraid to delve into their world because of their finicky reputation, then this is the ideal variety to sway you. 

The Cretan Brake Fern is one of the easiest ferns available on the houseplant market. It has a clustered growth habit and broad leaves centred with silver on long thin stems. These plants love bright indirect light and are not too fussed with humidity like many other fern varieties.

They are fantastic tabletop centrepiece and make lovely accent pieces in any room. To keep your Cretan Brake fern compact for smaller spaces you can trim it back often. These low maintenance ferns can also happily thrive a dry spell but prolonged dryness can leave your plant looking dull, crisp, and unhappy.

These lovely little ferns are another fantastic addition to any home or office as they are great air purifiers and will clean a multitude of toxic out of the air leaving your space fresh and clean.

Please note:  Pteris albolineata are toxic both fresh or dried and should be kept away from pets and children.

Follow these instructions to keep your Cretan Brake Fern happy and healthy

Light: Provide your Fern with bright indirect light, be sure not to expose it to direct sunlight as this can scorch the foliage.
Water: Water once the soil has dried completely. You may find during warmer weather that you will need to water more often. Dry leaf edges is a sure sign of under-watering.
Humidity: Will happily live in average room humidity.
Fertilizer: Feed your houseplant during the active growing season of spring through summer with a quarter strength well-balanced plant food.

We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days after day of order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days after day of order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days after day of order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days after day of order (CPT regional), 4-7 days (rest of SA)

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.

Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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