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PlantFiles: Spider Brake, Spider Fern
Pteris multifida

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Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Pteris (TARE-iss) (Info)
Species: multifida (mul-TIF-id-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Pteris serrulata
Synonym:Pycnodoria multifida

Category:
Perennials
Ferns

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

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From spores

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Cretaceous On Mar 25, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This fern is native to Japan, Korea, China, and Vietnam.

Regional...

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

Anniston, Alabama
Bartow, Florida
Buford, Georgia
Hubbard, Oregon



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