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Pteris cretica var. albolineata (White-striped Cretan brake)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
0.8m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Pteris cretica var. albolineata

Other names: White-striped Cretan brake, Variegated table fern, Pteris cretica 'Albolineata'

Genus: Pteris

Species: P. cretica var. albolineata - P. cretica var. albolineata is a half-hardy, creeping, evergreen fern with erect to arching, pinnate fronds with a broad, creamy-white band along the centre of each pinnae (leaflet).


Pteris cretica var. albolineata is: Evergreen

Flower: Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage: Cream, Light green, Variegated, White in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading

Watch out for

Specific pests: Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Scale insects

Diseases: Sooty mould may be a problem in still, humid conditions.

General care

Pruning: Remove dead or damaged fronds.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...


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Pteris cretica var. albolineata (White-striped Cretan brake) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Greenhouse, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation: Outdoors, grow in moist but well-drained soil (except chalk) with added leaf mould in full or partial shade. Under glass, grow in a mix of 1 part each sand, leaf mould, charcoal, and 2 parts loam-based compost. Water freely and feed monthly in growth.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)


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