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Brake Fern

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Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Year Round
Sun & Shade,
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round


Brake Fern  is an ideal indoor or outdoor plant.

Multiple varieties differ in their variegation and leaf shapes. Some feature bright white stripes, some have frilly tips, and others have creamy white lines. This plant is bushy and vibrant, so it is easy to plant alone or to add dimension when among other plants. Th fronds start to arch at the tip as they begin to grow. The pinna taper to a point and are full. The first stalk is black in color and long.

Brake Fern  has an Old World tropics native range, and it is low maintenance, needing only a medium amount of water to thrive.

The hardiness zones include nine through 12. This fern requires partial to full shade outdoors, and bright, but indirect light indoors. When indoors, humidity is important and a clay pot, either indoors or out, help to ensure the roots are kept cold. This non-flowering evergreen grows to a height of one to two feet. Its spread is also one to two feet. This fern grows at a moderate rate, achieving its full height and maturity in just two to five years.

A potting mix that is peat based is ideal for the Brake Fern 

Feeding it a diluted fertilizer every 30 days should be done from April through September to ensure healthy growth. As the fern grows, re-pot it about once a year, or divide the plant, to ensure it has the space to reach its full spread size. The brake fern is an ornamental species, making it an ideal patio or deck border. It also works as a viable ground cover in gardens and for general landscaping. Another widespread use is in rock gardens and rock walls since it works well in vertical habitats.

Brake Fern Ships as Bare Root 


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