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Jurassic™ Velociraptor Ribbon Fern

Pteris cretica

From relatively high elevations of the Hubei Province of China comes a hardier selection than the typical species. Best grown in partial shade where it will form a burly, finely textured, compact clump, but also ideal for a container on a shaded terrace, or even in the home near a bright but not sunny window. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Keep soil moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationTARE-iss, KRET-ee-kuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureCompact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsSedge (Carex), Coral Bells (Heuchera), Hosta (Hosta)

Provide evenly moist, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Keep soil consistently moist. Prefers humidity. Feed lightly, regularly during the growing season, especially if grown in containers.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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