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Pteris bahamensis

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Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Pteris (TARE-iss) (Info)
Species: bahamensis (ba-ha-MEN-sis) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Ferns

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From spores

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive olddude On Jul 27, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

This fern is considered native and extant in the lower Keys. Synonyms: Pycnodoria pinetorum.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida



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