Ribbon or Bird’s Foot Fern

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The versatile fern comes in many shapes and forms, but one of the most intriguing is Pteris Cretica ‘Mayi’ – the Ribbon or Bird’s Foot Fern.

This is not your “Boston” type fern, with wispy leaflets that flutter delicately in the breeze.

This unique fern grows sturdy, ribbon-like fronds that end in a star-shaped tip that looks a bit like a bird’s foot. Its bright green foliage develops silvery-striped centers as it matures.

Growing tips:
  • Light: This plant will thrive in anything from bright indirect light to low light.
  • Humidity: Like most ferns, the bird’s foot prefers high humidity.
  • Watering: Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Allow the plant to dry out slightly between waterings.